From Iceland — Cyclists Grow By A Third In Reykjavík

Cyclists Grow By A Third In Reykjavík

Published October 10, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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More and more people in Reykjavík are turning to their bicycles to get around, reports DV.

According to Reykjavík’s Department for Environment and Transportation the number of cyclists has grown by a third since last year.

Four times a year, the city measures bicycle traffic in 8 key locations across Reykjavík and Björg Helgadóttir who oversees bicycle traffic monitoring for the city told DV that she was very happy with the results.

“We measured traffic at these 8 locations in March, June, September and December. Just now in September 2.872 cyclists passed our monitoring points whereas last year it was 1.965, so it’s gone up by a third.”

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