After a Green City showdown between Philly and Copenhagen last week, we’re breaking it down further about cycling culture. Philly fell short of Copenhagen’s cycling prowess, but why? Let’s compare Copenhagen’s famous cycling culture and progress with Philly’s blossoming bike culture.
This past semester, I escaped the Polar Vortex and studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over four months, I discovered and explored the new city, including its sustainability scene. Copenhagen, the winner of the EU’s Green Capital 2014, is well known for its advanced efforts to as a model sustainable city. Philly has begun its journey to be the most sustainable city in the US, according to Mayor Nutter’s Greenworks plan. How does Philly compare to Copenhagen? Who’s winning the green battle on their respective continent?
Copenhagen Climate talks are all over the news. This NY Times article was sent to me by a friend - Great reading while you're snowed in! Enjoy!