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Perceived and actual safety in Copenhagen

 

Year Cyclists feeling safe
%
mkm cycled
per weekday
Serious injuries
per year
mkm between
serious casualties
Cycle tracks
km
Cycle lanes
km
1996 60 0.93 252 1.2 294 0
1998 58 0.92 173 1.8 302 6
2000 57 1.05 146 2.4 307 10
2002 56 1.11 152 2.4 323 12
2004 58 1.13 124 3.0 329 14
2006 53 1.15 92 4.2 332 17
2008 51 1.17 121 3.2 338 18

Source: Jensen, 2009

Although actual safety has improved significantly and the amount of cycling infrastructure has increased, there has been a significant fall in the proportin of people who feel safe cycling in Copenhagen.

References

Jensen, 2009

Jensen N, . Research on cycling infrastructure in Copenhagen. City of Copenhagen, 2009.