Denmark spending big on bicycle network

From Hillerød to Herning, the government has set aside over half a billion kroner to improve infrastructure for cyclists nationwide

What do you do when you’re the leading country in the world in regards to bicycle infrastructure?

You shell out half a billion kroner to further consolidate that position.

The government unveiled a new 520 million kroner agreement that seeks to improve the bicycle network and promote cycling in Denmark.

370 million kroner has been earmarked for 20 projects involving bicycle paths along state roads.

“We agree that the funds will go to bicycle projects that help make it more attractive to get in the saddle,” said transport minister, Benny Engelbrecht.

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Meanwhile, 150 million kroner has been set aside to help finance bicycle projects near municipal roads. 

The municipal projects have yet to be ascertained.

The government teamed up with Socialistisk Folkeparti, Enhedslisten and Radikale to reach the agreement.

Read more about the plans here (in Danish) or check out the map below.

(photo: Transport Ministry)