Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the wider urban area of Copenhagen had a population of juist over 2 million. The city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road. Originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century in the vicinity of what is now Gammel Strand, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Copenhagen wheelchair access travel is a joy to behold. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, so this provides wheelchair access for athletic paraplegics or those of us who use motorised wheelchairs. The high standard of disability travel is further enhanced by accessible public transport (see below).
Attractions and Opportunities
A cycle superhighway is a cycle route, where the commuters’ needs have been given the highest priority – providing a smooth ride with fewer stop and increased safety. The main purpose of the cycle superhighways is to create better conditions for cyclists, and to connect work-, study- and residential areas, making it a lot easier for commuters to bike to and from work instead of taking a car. Furthermore, the cycle superhighways run near stations making it attractive to combine cycling with public transportation.
Commuting by bike is the fastest, easiest, most healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around the cities of Denmark.
- Nine out of ten people in Denmark own a bike
- Danes cycle 1.6 km a day on average
- Cycling accounts for a quarter of all personal transport in Denmark for distances of less than five kilometres
All metro stations are easily accessible and are all equipped with either elevators or lifts.
You will find a manual wheelchair ramp by the middle doors in all Copenhagen city buses. As the access ramp is not automatic, assistance is needed when entering the bus.
Please observe that the driver is not allowed to leave the driver’s seat and can not provide personal assistance with getting on and off the bus. Mobility scooters are not accepted onboard city buses