Top five European cities for cyclists
Cities are not always the most bicycle friendly environments. In fact, it is probably fair to say that in the past cities and cycling simply didn’t work together. However, with green issues becoming ever more relevant and the future of our planet at stake, many European cities have prioritised cycle lanes to make their centres more hospitable to cyclists. Bomax offers cycle lane solutions that are cost effective
Cycle lanes will take you wherever you want to go in the Danish capital. The Dronning Louises Bro is a bridge that traverses the lake to the north of the city and has more than 35,000 bicycles cross it each day, making it the busiest bicycle street in the western world. The area is full of attractions and shops and to really see the city just go with the bike flow.
Although a very busy city, the provision of excellent stretches of cycle lanes make Barcelona a very safe place to explore on two wheels. For €16 a day you can rent out a bicycle, see some of the great cityscapes and enjoy all the shops and restaurants this Catalan city has to offer. Before you make your way to the beach, check out the old fisherman’s neighbourhood of Barceloneta.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the Dutch capital is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in Europe, with cycle path generally separated from the pedestrian pavement by kerbs or an area of vegetation. Cycling is an extremely popular mode of transport around the city, but it is also well worth taking a ride outside the city where you will see some stunning landscapes and of course a variety of windmills.
Cycling is very popular with Parisians and many of them use bicycles to commute to work. Like all major European cities, much consideration has been given to cycle lanes with properly enforced kerbs for safety. Take a cycle along the bank of the river Seine and through the trendy Marais district, stopping off for an espresso and a pastry in one of its cafés. There really is no better way to experience Paris.
One of the world’s true cosmopolitan cities, London has really adopted the bicycle as its own in recent times. The famous Boris bikes are now a familiar sight throughout the streets of the capital. London has given much thought and planning to cycle lanes as a means of beating congestion and as a result, everyone from city traders to east end hipsters have fallen in love with the bicycle.