Cycling is an eco-friendly, healthy and inexpensive hobby. Many European cities are spending millions of euros on their ‘bicycle friendship’.
The Denmark capital has a three-and-a-half-kilometer-long cycling network. There are priority signs for cyclists on traffic signals. “Foot rests” are also made to wait for the green signal on the signals. The English word ‘Copenhagen’ has been introduced for eco-friendly cities.
Amsterdam is also popular for cycling in Europe. On a daily basis, cyclists cover a distance of about two million kilometers in Amsterdam. The Plain fields of this city are quite suitable for cycling. Another Dutch city, Utrecht, has the largest bicycle garage. It has the capacity to park 12,000 bicycles.
There are numerous bicycle parking spaces in Antwerp, the city of Belgium. This city is also called ‘Copenhagenized’. In addition to expanding the rental system, the cycling track will be extended to the coast. Bridges are also being built on various roads for pedestrians. Despite this, the city’s roads are full of traffic.
The city administration of Paris continues to gradually expand the bicycle network. On Sundays, many roads are closed to traffic and open to cyclists. Cycling in Paris is easy as a tourist. There is no difficulty in renting a bicycle. Bicycle friendship can also be found in another French city, Strasbourg. Paris is considered the most bicycle-friendly city in all of France.
The city administration of Malmo, Sweden, is spending a lot of money to promote cycling. A 500 km long network is available for this purpose. Bicycle air pumping facility has also been provided along the way. Bike ferries between Malmo and Copenhagen are also boosting tourism. There are also bicycle hotels in Malmo and your bicycle can be parked outside the hotel room.
The mountain city of Norway, Trondheim, cyclists are taken to the mountains by elevator. There is a 130 km long cycle track in the mountain part of the city and 300 people can cycle on it at the same time.
Munster is a city in Germany with more bicycles than population. It is located on an area called Westphalia. This is also the city in Germany where bicycle theft is very high. Even these thefts do not discourage locals and they buy new bicycles after each theft. Cycling in the city is easy. Munster cyclists love open plains without ups and downs.
Bicycles can also be rented in the Spanish city of Barcelona since 2002. The city has a cycle track network of more than 150 km. The city is considered safe for cyclists. It is also easy for tourists to take bicycles to the beaches and other historical places.
The Swiss city of Basel is also located in a vast plain. The distances from one place to another are not long. That is why it is an easy city for cycling. The streets are crowded and cyclists have to be careful. In the summer, many cyclists find cycling in various cities in Switzerland an exciting pastime to visit beautiful lakes.