Routes

Ideas of what to do, and advice of how to get around in an optimal way

METRO AND S-TRAIN WITH A BIKE

The Copenhagen Metro is one of the first driverless metrosystems in the world, running around the clock seven days a week. The Metro train arrives at the stations every 2-5 minutes, and it is actually very easy to bring your bike on the train.

When you take your bike on the train, you should use a bicycle ticket or a clip on a bike voucher - its 12 kroner pr ticket, cheaper if you buy clipcard. Of course you must also have a ticket or card for yourself.

Bicycles are welcome in the metro outside of rush hours, which are weekdays at 07.00-09.00 and 15.30-17.30 o'clock. In the three summer months June, July and August, when crowds are smaller, it is permissible to take the bike during rush hour - provided there is room for it.

S-TRAIN allows bikes on the train except in the rush hours as descibed in the metro, the price is the same as metro. In the front or back of the trains are special bicycle wagons, where you can sit beside your bike while you ride the s-train

THE LAKES - A PLEASANT RIDE ACROSS THE CITY

The 3 lakes of Copenhagen stretches from the west of Copenhagen at Gl. Kongevej (district of Vesterbro/Frederikberg) to the east part (Østerbro) at Østerbrogade.

They are called Skt. Jørgens Lake, Peblinge Lake and Sortedams Lake and are actually 5 lakes.

Copenhageners walk, bike and run alongside the lakes in generous numbers year round, because of the beauty and serenity the lakes offer smack in the middle of the busy city, with spectacular view and green trees.

It is definitely easier to go from east to west and west to east of the city taking the lake-route. You have to take the bicycle down stairs twice if you want to ride close to the lake, or you can choose to take the bycycle path around the stairs, a little further away from the water of the lakes.

BIKING IN COPENHAGEN WITH ROADWORKS AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION

Around 20 roadworks and underground constructions is a part of the current chaos of the Copenhagen roadsystem, so be prepared. Luckily bycycling is perhaps the easiest way of getting around in Copenhagen the next couple of years while Copenhagen is optimising its metrosystem and roads, etc.

Remember to avoid peak hours in areas with a lot of construction and road work, mainly because the trafic-smog has high levels of pollution in these areas, but also because it can be more more dangerous than normal to ride the bike.

GREEN BYCYCLE ROUTES

Here you can find the green bycling routes through Copenhagen:

Green bycycling routes have two major advantages:

1) long continuous commuter routes, preferably parallel to major roads, so you do not have cars in big chunks of the route. Lots of trees, bushes, etc.

2) Dont stop the bike so much; this is called "green waves" of traffic lights: You get a shorter travel time on the bike.

RAIN AND LIGHT

It rains a lot in Denmark year round, so it can be very wet if you do not have a raincoat with you. And remember front and back lights on the bike, it helps the cars to see you, especially when it's raining and is dark - light is obligatory by law, so don't forget.

DANCE IN THE PARK - ITS FREE!

Cycle to Østerbro, to the park of Fælledparken, where you can find "Summer Dance" that takes place Monday to Thursday at the square in on the corner of Edel Sauntes Allé og Øster Allé on Østerbro. Free dance lessons 19-20, and then free dancing until 22. Tango, Swing, Bollywood, Salsa, House, Ballroom, Rumba, etc.

FLEAMARKETS - ITS CHEAP!

Fleamarkets can be found all over the city in different varieties. One is in the the Meat Packing District behind the Main Station: Copenhagen Flea Market with good quality stuff and Danish designs, on Halmtorvet Satursdays 8-16 o'clock, April to Oktober. But look around in the weekends, sometimes people sell their own stuff in fleamarkets, and this is where the real bargains are usually found!