Bike Garages at Shopping Malls

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With all the bikes in Copenhagen, you do end up wondering where they all go when riders converge on a shopping mall or commercial centre. How about a bike garage? Problem solved? It certainly looked that way at Fisketorvet Shopping Mall in Copenhagen.

Close to Cykelslangen (the orange snake bike bridge), the Fisketorvet Shopping Mall accommodates all shoppers’ bikes in a huge garage, clearly marked with a giant bicycle sign. Check out the entrance of the garage in these pictures.

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— Matt in Copenhagen

The Orange Snake

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So, a friend sent me a picture of an orange bike bridge here in Copenhagen (see the article below) and it really captured my imagination – not only the fact that a government would boldly fund a bridge over water just for bikes, but that they would make it so obvious by painting it bright orange!

Affectionately known as “The Orange Snake” the bridge links one side of Copenhagen with another. It is well used as there is a large shopping mall on one side. The bridge was built because this area was such a popular bike route and locals had to walk their bikes up steps. The orange snake winds it’s way through the shopping centre and looks great.

Here’s a great article from The Guardian on the subject: Why can’t all cities have bike bridges like Copenhagen’s new Cycle Snake?

— Matt in Copenhagen