Saturday 13 June 2009

Not all sweetness and light in Copenhagen

News that the City Council is to allow cyclists to cycle through Fælledsparken and Østre Anlæg parks has the Danish Pedestrian Association up in arms.

Mikael le Dous, chairman of the Danish Pedestrian Association, told MetroXpress newspaper that the move will negatively impact pedestrians, with inconsiderate cyclists transferring their bad habits from roads to the intimate confines of parks.

‘It’s an insult against those who use the park on an everyday basis. How can they continue to let their children toddle around the pathways when cyclists will come rushing past,’ questioned Le Dous.