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Touring Copenhagen’s Car-Free Bridges

12:30 PM EDT on August 12, 2016

One of the things that makes Copenhagen great is the city is continually finding ways to make biking and walking better -- like building car-free bridges.

Bicycle Program Manager Marie Kastrup was very kind to take me on a tour of some of the bike and pedestrian bridges Copenhagen has constructed in the last decade. And more are on the way, with four others planned for the next few years.

With DOT looking to improve the Brooklyn Bridge for people who walk and bike, and the Port Authority planning to shortchange George Washington Bridge pedestrians and cyclists for generations to come, it's a good time to consider how a leading city for car-free transport moves people across the water.

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