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14 Nov 2023

The ACT is urging any cycling retailers affected by technical issues being reported with the 'buy now, pay later' app Klarna to consider whether they may be better served by switching to an...

9 Nov 2023

Cytech has been named as the provider of Best Retailer Services in the 2023 BikeBiz Awards, recognising the positive impact of its service to the cycling industry. More than 25,000 Cytech...

2 Nov 2023

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and the Bicycle Association (BA), the two cycle industry trade bodies in the UK, have issued a joint response to the initiative of the Electrical Safety...

2 Nov 2023

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has relaunched its Cytech theory one online learning course delivering an introduction to...

30 Oct 2023

Colchester has introduced an electric bicycle scheme in a bid to encourage short journeys without relying on cars with pay-as-you-go electric cargo bikes now available to hire.

30 Oct 2023

A new academic study has concluded that riding a bike, rather than driving a car, is positively associated with “orientation towards the common good”.

30 Oct 2023

The government has confirmed it has no plans for cyclists to be subject to compulsory registration.

30 Oct 2023

A few years ago Charlotte Florence’s dream trip to Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare after a quad bike crash, leaving her paralysed face down in the jungle.

18 Oct 2023

Hubtiger, a leading cloud-based repair and rental management software, announces an expansion of its services with the release of a new feature: Long-Term Rentals.

17 Oct 2023

A survey of 1,038 work commuters (363 urban bike commuters and 675 non-biking commuters) in the US conducted by ebike.org  has explored if there’s a difference in the mindsets and...

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Copenhagen revealed as the best city in Europe for cyclists.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities for cyclists. The city saw just 416 road accidents (fatal and injury combined) per every one million inhabitants, over the course of one year.

Cycling in Copenhagen

The research, conducted by casino.ch, considered factors such as the number of road biking trails, the amount of road accidents, the cycling modal share, and the average weather throughout the year in each location.

With a huge 243 road biking trails, Bern has ranked as the second-best city in Europe for cyclists. The city saw no fatal road accidents throughout 2022, though it did see 353 incidents that resulted in injury. One-sixth (16%) of the population also choose to travel by bike.

In third place was Rome. Great for those who enjoy getting outside in warmer weather, the city sees the highest average yearly temperature of all cities analysed, at 21.83°C. The rainfall in the city is also very low, averaging around 29.42mm throughout the year.

Edinburgh was named the worst city for cyclists in Europe, with cold temperatures (8.92°C) and high rainfall (62.5mm)  Only 2% of the city’s residents travel by bike, but there are 24 road biking trails to choose from.

Coming in second place, Graz only has six road biking trails to choose from, though one in ten (12%) of residents do tend to travel by bike. Graz also sees the second highest number of road accidents that result in injury, with a total of 4,474 occurring over the course of one year.

With just one road biking trail on offer, Dubrovnik, Croatia has come in third. The city experiences the highest amount of rainfall throughout the year, with an average of 108.17mm. Dubrovnik has also seen the second highest number of road accident fatalities, with 71 per every one million inhabitants happening in one year.

Munich sees the most road accidents in Europe, with 4,482 road accident injuries recorded in one year. There were also 36 fatalities due to road incidents in the city too.

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