The public electric bike programme in Copenhagen is gaining traction, but still has a way to go to fully capture the public’s imagination. Some say the bulky bikes are too heavy and tough to manoeuvre. The programme has also suffered from well-documented operational issues.
Bycyklen, the city’s bike-sharing program has grown from 169,000 rides in 2015 to 933,000 last year. This year the effort seems to be on track for the same amount of riders.