Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Denmark

Is This the Best Transit Ad Ever?

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The idea of investing in transit is popular with Americans, even among those who don’t depend on it. But trains and buses, buses in particular, have always had an image problem. U.S. transit providers could take a cue from this Danish ad, which makes light of the mundane nature of bus travel (free handles!) in […]

Ikea Tests Bike-Share in Denmark. Why Not NYC?

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Responding to yesterday’s post on Ikea shuttle buses causing a stir in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, Streetsblog commenter Lee Watkins reminds us of the company’s Danish bike-share program. As previously noted here, Copenhagenize has the scoop: IKEA of Denmark is now starting a new concept at their Danish stores. They did a bit of […]

Are Bikes the Secret to Danish Bliss?

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Seeking an answer to the question "Why are Danes happier than everyone else?," ABC News speculates that trust and bicycles make all the difference: In Denmark, you can see trust in action all around you. Vegetable stands run on the honor system, mothers leave babies unattended in strollers outside caf├ęs, and most bicycles are left […]