Friday, August 23, 2013

Cycling in Gothenburg

The first thing we noticed when coming off the ferry was that the bike lanes weren't quite as meticulously marked as in Denmark. But the next thing that we noticed was that the Swedish drivers were just as polite as the Danish ones, never trying to attack cyclists who have right of way or to squeeze us in between the curb and car wheel.

And this is an important point: not every city is willing or able to put large amounts of money into building fancy bike lanes - and don't get us wrong, there are some very impressive bike lanes in Gothenburg - but every driver can make a difference by being polite. Yes, Finnish drivers, I'm looking at you!

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