Cycling Around the World

Cycling Around the World

Two wheeled transport has a long history going far back into the 19th century. Still even now, bicycles are widely used as an alternative form of transportation. In the modern world, the metro or cars are not the answer for urban people but bicycles are. Riding a bicycle benefits your finances, the environment and your health. You pay less for petrol, reduce pollution from car exhausts and also promote your fitness and well-being.

Many cities in the world encourage people to ride more bikes. Metropolises have improved the facilities and road conditions for cyclists. They provide bicycle ways and bicycle parking areas for people. The bicycle lanes are becoming larger and larger. You can make your city become a bike-friendly city by starting to ride a bike. Rival Bikes provide a wide range of bicycles from motorised bikes in Brisbane to bikes for athletes.

Here are the top places in the world that people have shifted more towards using a bicycle for their transportation.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. The city is recorded to have the highest percent of people using bicycles. The Danish government continues investing in cycling as a main form of transport by constructing a lot of infrastructure to support bicycle users.

They have a bicycle bridge over a motorway, two bridges over a canal, and Cykelslangen or bike snake across the harbor. They are also working on 4 new bridges and improving cross-town routes to push the city towards being the most ‘bicycle-friendly’ city.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is also known as the ‘bicycle capital’ of the world. Rules in this Dutch city support cyclists. Cycle-paths and lanes are constructed very well around the city. The roads are safe and comfortable for cyclist to ride on. That’s why most people in the city, from young children to elderly people, use bicycles as their transport.

Before this point, the city had been struggling from battles between cyclists and non-cyclists. Around the 1950s and 60s, it was an era of cars. The number of cars was growing but activists succeeded to keep people riding bicycles.

Now, the city has 22,000 miles of cycle-paths. Most people commute by bicycle. The development of electric bikes has promoted people to use bicycles even more.

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg FranceStrasbourg is the largest city in the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region and the first cycling city in France. The new generation plans to make the city become a cycling city. Although routes for cyclists are not as long as in the cities of The Netherlands, the city has 333 miles of cycle-paths around the metro area and provides a bike-sharing system called Vélhop.

Vélhop allows people to rent a bike from a docking station located around the city streets either temporarily or long-term. Bikes provided by the city are customized to fit children and have baskets attached. Vélhop has made the city be able to claim having the best bike rental system in Europe.

Beijing, China

Beijing, ChinaChina has about half a billion cyclists. Bicycles can be found on every street in all different shapes and sizes. Chinese people use bikes to carry things from bags to sofa sets. You will see elderly people on bikes that are even older than them.

Motorised bikes have become popular in Beijing. Some car owners have switched to riding a bike for added convenience. As you know, China has very bad traffic and pollution concerns so more and more people are shif