COPENHAGEN SPIN

The story of 35% growth in cycling turns out to be spin, to keep attention away from the fact, that for a decade bike modality has been stagnant, and after 10years, we are nowhere closer to 50% modal share.

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The Copenhagen politicians never stated any objectives for traffic work for bicycling, the total amount of km driven. for good reason, increasing trip length is by itself of little greater good to society, whereas changes in modality are of great effect.

Every time The Lord Mayor and the Mayor of the Environmental & Technical Dept. has been asked why they did not react to their own failure to meet their objectives, they have tried to shift focus from modality to increases in traffic work, which has been continually growing for years and years, but is of no consequence for the city, if the growth is to be found outside the city.

For ten years City hall has done nothing to meet EU pollution standards, except asking EU for more time before they have to meet the air pollution standards. For ten years City Hall has done nothing to meet their objectives for increased cycling, except trying to make people look the other way. Politiken.dk for one bought the spin.

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