By 2030 Aarhus wants to be a climate friendly city. One way of reaching that goal is to increase cyckling.
By Marta de Assis
Eight years ago Aarhus was the first danish city, that transformed a street into a bike street. Since then the roadway of the street “Mejlgade” is primarily reserved for bikes. Cars and other means of transportations are allowed to drive on these specific streets, but they must adapt to the cyclists and oblige a speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour. Over the years the city has added more of those bike streets, a way of inducing more climate friendly transport in the city.
According to Anders Winnerskjold, member of the Aarhus City Council and the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee, this is the way of ensuring, that Aarhus is CO2 neutral by 2030: “Bike even more, take public transportation and reduce the number of kilometres travelled by car”.