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Copenhagen icon gaining global foothold

Entrepreneurs are discovering markets for the iconic bicycles in the US and UK, though their cost and eccentricity factor are hard to overcome
Copenhagen icon gaining global foothold

Photo: Peter Stanners

Cities across the world are looking to Copenhagen for inspiration on how to get their inhabitants out of cars and onto bikes – so much so that a new term has been coined for the trend, ‘Copenhagenisation’.

But even in cities that actively encourage cycling, the prevalence of self-powered transport is still mostly limited to the conventional two-wheeled variety. Cargo bikes, such as the Christiania, Trio or Nihola, are still a rarity outside Copenhagen despite offering a practical and relatively cheap

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