Bicycles in Copenhagen

I’d imagine that Copenhagen is similar to Amsterdam when it comes to bicycles. In Copenhagen it really is the preferred method of transport. I feel as if I missed out a bit as the weather has been so nice here since beginning of May, and I still don’t have a bicycle. I have looked around on DBA- a site where you can find things second hand here and also on Facebook Marketplace. But I haven’t managed to find something that suits me. I don’t want to spend too much on it either as I haven’t been using a bicycle as a method of transport for many years. I used it all the time growing up in Sweden. It is just not very common in France, Belgium, Spain, UK or in the US where I’ve lived. Especially in the US it is very common to even have two vehicles and to drive to most places. I’m referring to my personal experience. In Denmark on the contrary, I doubt many people have two cars. They are taxed very heavily here. Though I have had conversations with people that prices are coming down. You also notice quite quickly that in traffic- cyclists are very high in the order of priority. So watch out when you walk and cross roads as they do ride very fast!

So for me personally I very much think I’d buy a bicycle now rather soon whilst the weather is still nice! The most reasonably priced new bicycles, I’ve found- are from Coop- their range of Mustangs. So that is something I recommend but… with reservations as I need to buy and try it next. But so far from my research- they should be good and get good ratings. Wish me luck in becoming more a part of the Danish society.

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