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  • Streamlining cycling in Copenhagen
  • Streamlining cycling in Copenhagen
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Streamlining cycling in Copenhagen

It was the early '80s when Copenhagen first set out to become a haven for cyclists, and in the decades since more than 200 miles of cycle lane have been built in the city. The latest addition – named the Cykelslangen – adds just 721 feet, but it's one of the most exciting.



  • Article image IKEA Urban: small stores for Hamburg’s busy city dwellers

    About 40% of Hamburg's 1.8 million residents don’t own a car, so IKEA has introduced its first ‘citystore’ – an urban little sister to its sprawling, out-of-town counterparts. It’s already more popular than any other German branch, but who is this inner-city store attracting?

  • IKEA opens small inner-city stores IKEA opens small inner-city stores

    The number of people living in cities is increasing, but the number of young urban drivers is falling. These are the same urbanites that IKEA has been targeting with the PS Collection Instagram campaign, and now the brand is meeting them on their own turf: the city centre.

  • Get paid to cycle to work Get paid to cycle to work

    France’s transport ministry has announced a new initiative to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes. Employers have pledged to pay their staff 25 cents for every kilometre spent commuting on two wheels. But do financial incentives actually change behaviour?

  • Article image Why Generation Y won’t take the wheel

    The desire to own and drive your own car used to be a life-defining characteristic for young Brits – but its importance is fading. And it’s the same case in other countries too, from the US and Germany to Japan and Australia. But why? And how is the car industry responding?