Bike lanes in Copenhagen Inner Harbour – The Bicycle Snake: safe, fast and clean

2 cykel baner i Københavns Inderhavn:

– cykel- og gangbro “Bryggebro” og cykelbro “Cykelslangen”: sikker, hurtig og ren forbindelse mellem Vesterbro og Islands Brygge på Amager.

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

The Bicycle Snake Bridge - Cykelslangen Bro in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. At right Quay Havneholmen with Aller Medea Domicile. View in direction east to Langebro Bridge. Photo july 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen is a Metropolis at the sea Oeresund – a belt between Denmark and Sweden. The city is more then 1000 years old founded  around 700. A.C. as a small fishing and trade port and with links to danish provinces in what today is Sweden since 1645: Skaane, Halland and Blekinge with its old cities Lund and Malmø and the big herring market in Skanør.

Today Copenhagen is an urban area on Island Sealand with 2 mill. inhabitants. Its a commercial, innovation and financial city with 100.000 students on University of Copenhagen, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen Business School and many other education institutions and schools.

 

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To make Copenhagen green, clean of pollution and sustainable the Copenhagen Municipaliy has  a policy of transportation infrastructure and has constructed fast and safe “super bike ways” between all quarters in Copenhagen:

– between Copenhagen suburbs and Copenhagen City

– between quarters in Copenhagen: Vesterbro, Østerbro, Nørrebro and Amager and Copenhagen City with Copenhagen Inner Harbour.

 

The Bicycle Snake" Bridge in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. with Aller Media Domicile at right. Photo july 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake:

To create a fast, safe and clean  bike corridor between Quarter Vesterbro and Quarter Islands Brygge and Island Amager with Copenhagen University sections on Amager.

 

Copenhagen Municipality has constructed:

 

Bryggebroen – a 190 meter long walk-and bike bridge from Island Brygge on Island Amager to Kalvebod Brygge as neighbor to Fisketorvet Shopping Center and

 

The Bicycle Snake Bridge – “Cykelslangen” Bro – an 230 meter long elevated orange bike lane  to connect to a walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebro” passing Copenhagen Inner Harbour to Island Brygge and Amager.

 

The Bicycle Snake at Fisketorvet in Copenhagen Inner Harvour. Photo in direction south to the harbour and walk- and bike bridge "Bryggebro Bridge" to Island Brygge on Island Amager the 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction south to The Bicykle Snake Bridge in Copenhagen Inner Harbour as neighbor to Fisketorvet Shopping Center at Kalvebod Brygge:

 

The bicycle Snake in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View from kalvebod Brygge in direction south to walk-and bike bridge "Bryggebro Bridge" to Island Brygge on Island Amager. At right Fisketorvet Shopping Center. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake – an elevated orange bike lane in Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

 

The Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction south to walk- and bike bride passing the harbour to Island Brygge on Island Amager. At right Fisketorvet Shopping Center. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Fisketorvet Shopping Center –  neighbor to The Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

 

Fisketorvet Shopping Center at Kalvebod Brygge in Inner Harbour of Copenhagen. At right The Bicycle Snake between Vesterbro Quarter and Island Brygge Quarter on Amager Island. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake Bridge  – Cykelslangen Bro seen from Quay at Havneholmen, Kalvebod Brygge to Fisketorvet Shopping Center in  direction west:

 

The Bycicle Snake Bridge - Cykelslangen Bridge. View from Havneholmen Quay to Fisketorvet Shopping Center in direction west. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

 

The Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo in direction south to Island Amager the 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake – at left Aller Media Domicile on quay Havneholmen – view in direction south:

 

The Bicycle Snake. At left Havneholmen Quay with Aller Media Domicile. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction north to “The Bicycle Snake” from bike-and walk brige “Bryggebro” in Copenhagen Inner Harbour:

 

Views from walk-and bike bridge "Brygge Bro" to direction north to "The Bicycle Snake" and Quarter Vesterbro in the distance. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View  from walk-and bike bridge “Bryggebro” in direction north to “The Bicycle Snake” :

 

View in direction north from bike-and walk bridge "Bryggebro" to The Bicycle Bridge". Its quarter Vesterbro in the distance at right and Fisketorvet Shopping Center in the middle of the photo. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Bicycle Snake seen from walk – and bike bridge  “Bryggebro” in  direction north to Kalvebod Brygge with quarter Vesterbro in the distance:

 

View in direction north from quay at Bridge "Bryggebro" to The Bicycle Snake and quarter Vesterbro in the distance. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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View in direction north from quay in Copenhagen Inner Harbour to "The Bicycle Snake". Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Elder tour on bikes with help from volunteers passing The Bicycle Snake Bridge:

 

View to The Bicycle Snake with elder people on bike tour with volunteers. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Elder people on bike tour  passing “The Bicycle Snake” with volunteers:

 

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The Bicycle Snake. Elder people on bike tour with volunteerson "the horses". Phpt in direction north to Kalvebod Brygge and quarter Vesterbro 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour at Fisketorvet and  Havreholm Residential Area – View in direction south to walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebro” to Island Brygge and Island Amager:

 

Walk- and bike bridge "Bryggebro" passing Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction south to Island Brygge and Island Amager. Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

A 190 meter long walk- and bike bridge “Byggebro” in Copenhagen Inner Harbour – bike lane between Vesterbro/Kalvebod Brygge and Island Brygge on Island Amager:

 

190 meter long walk- and bike bridge "Bryggebro" between Kalvebod Brygge and Island Brygge on Island Amager. View in direction south to Island Amager. Photo 8 october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View in direction west from walk-and bike bridge “Bryggebro” to Copenhagen Inner Harbour and residential Havneholmen by architect Lene Tranberg:

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. View in direction west from walk. and bike bridge "Bryggebro" to residential area "Havneholmen". Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour – View in direction east from walk- and bike bridge “Bryggebro” to Copenhagen City and Bridge “Langebro”:

 

Byggebro  Bridge – popular place for attaching love padlocks:

 

Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Bridge "Byggebro" is a popular place for attaching love padlocks. View in direction east from walk-and bike bridge "Bryggebro" to Copenhagen City and bridge "Langebro". Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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View from Quay Havneholmen, Kalvebod Brygge in direction east to Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Langebro Bridge, Knippelsbro Bridge, Royal Library “The Black Diamant”and in the distance Copenhagen Royal Opera builded 2002-04:

 

View from Quay Havneholmen, Kalvebod Brygge in direction east to Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Langebro Bridge, Knippelsbro Bridge, The Black Diamant Library and in the distance Copenhagen Royal Opera (2002-04). Photo 8. october 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Links:

Dansk Arkitektur Center dac.dk

 

Relevant articles on my second homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog tvndk.wordpress.com :

 

” Visual environment in Copenhagen Harbour waterfront – Havneholmen by architect Lene Tranberg “, 22. february 2009, Click on link tvndk.wordpress.com and seek : “Havneholmen” and

” 3 nye gang- og cykelbroer binder Christianshavn sammen med Nyhavn og Holmen “, 12. october 2012. Click on link tvndk. wordpress.com and seek: “Christianshavn”.

 

Text and photos Copyright 2014 Erik K Abrahamsen

All rights reserved

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 9. october 2014

Best wishes

Erik

1 Comment

  1. You call it the Bicycle Snake Bridge, but “cykelslange” means bicycle tube. A simple Google translation would tell you that. True, “slange” means “snake”, but “bicycle snake” is not a word in Danish. But maybe you’re just one of the Google adsense spammers who put as little effort into content and as much into search ranking as possible? Who knows.