In Sweden children usually learn to ride their bicycle around the age of 3. In our neighborhood I have seen a “big brother” about 3 on a bicycle doing well with an 18 month old in diapers trying to keep up by using a scooter. Riding a bicycle is a way of life in Sweden.
In Copenhagen this style of bike with a front cart built in was the most common type. I didn’t see one in Sweden until this week, and in the cart was a little boy, and his little 2 wheel bike.
Here is another view of a bike with the cart on the front, in Denmark. Most popular in Sweden are the bike seats for children on the back fender, or sometimes a cart behind.
This is a decorative metalwork at the Cycle Park, which is for parking cycles. The second word on the sign, I can’t find a translation that seems right with Google Translate. Puss translates as “kiss” or “puddle”, and lunden as grove. The second part makes sense, but I don’t understand the first. Any help from my Swedish readers?
A cycle pump at the cycle park, that is provided for the city of Linköping.
This bamboo bike was in the window of an Eco shop, in Copenhagen. It is a prototype, and very expensive.
Each intersection has two boxes with a button for the traffic signal. One for bikes, and one for walkers.
Typical walking path, and biking path in Sweden.
Biking is a way of life in Sweden and Denmark. It is done in all weather, rain, snow, ice. This doesn’t always mean they don’t have a car, but only use the car when necessary.