This is only mildly related to transportation, but my love of alternative transportation is strongest in non-motorized modes like biking and walking. Getting people up and moving instead of driving everywhere solves so man issues it’s amazing. Of course there is the transportation aspect: less congestion, easier maintained roads, etc. And there is the environmental impact of less pollution and fossil fuel use. But what really moves me is how much healthier we could be if we added more self-powered transportation to the mix. Continue reading
This is a busy week for me, so I thought I’d direct you to some other sources for this week’s Transportation Tuesday. Enjoy some sustainability-themed news from my home away from home on the other side of the Atlantic: Continue reading
Seriously. I always thought it funny when Danes mentioned their country’s problems with obesity, but when you are surrounded by good-looking people you tend to forget just how different home is…
Here are some gorgeous men and women caught on film by the cycle Ambassador of Denmark, Mikael Colville-Anderson, on his wonderful blog Cycle Chic.
Note: they are NOT all blonde, just most of them 😉
Copenhagen, the City of Bikes. It really is…I am blown away by the sheer number of riders I see as I step out of Kongens Nytorv Metro Station on my first day in Copenhagen. Full-blown road cyclists in full uniform, suited men with briefcases, youngsters on BMX bikes, and even women in heels and skirts cruise by me as a take in my surroundings. There is no stereotypical biker here, that is immediately obvious. All these cyclists stir my many memories of biking as a kid, and I immediately want to join! Continue reading
Hello all my faithful followers! Okay, well I only have one legit follower and a couple of creepers, but let’s just pretend 😉 In case you didn’t know, I am studying abroad this semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. I already left but right now I’m actually in London. You see, Lauren and I left about a week early to take some time and explore Europe a little bit before orientation and classes begin. We spent the first two nights in Denmark, relaxing and getting a feel for the city. It’s very different from the States or even Spain, and despite Copenhagen being the capital city it is not nearly as big or busy as I had expected. It’s nice 🙂 There are also a TON of bikers. LOVE IT! I CAN’T WAIT TO RENT MY BIKE!!! I rode a City Bike the one morning…it is a free bike system all over the city :)))) True Love.
London is like NYC but shorter and with a lot more history. Piccadilly Square is basically a wimpy Times Square. It’s not my favorite city by far, but I am glad to have come. After all, there is SO much history here. Okay, I just wanted t check in quick. Look for more on London once I am back and settled in Copenhagen.