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Scotland Years Ahead of Denmark!

Posted by chdot on January 13, 2010

Photo by [Zakka / Mikael]

Can’t be often you read that, especially when it relates to cycling! The fact remains that the £3 bike charge on ScotRail was abolished in 1998 to coincide with greatly improved cycle capacity on most routes. (Bikes still have to be booked on some long distance routes.)

“Danish State Railways [DSB] will allow bicycles to travel free on the red S-trains that serve Greater Copenhagen and suburbs. It is a test period that starts this Friday and that will last for the rest of the year. DSB hope to make everyday journeys easier for Copenhageners and encourage more people to use their bicycle.” (Story from copenhagenize.com.)

Wouldn’t it be nice if trains in the UK marked the bike spaces so well! (And had more of it – though Scotland is generally much better than other parts.)

Meanwhile in California bikes go free too – but there’s room for more of them.

Photo richardmasoner

2 Responses to “Scotland Years Ahead of Denmark!”

  1. Kim said

    As I pointed out to Mikael yesterday… nice to be ahead of the Danes, just wish we could get more capacity…

  2. Dessius said

    I can’t wait until these accomodations are made for cyclists in the U.S. We are so far behind in things like this that its embarassing. Way to go!!!

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