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Six Cycle Friendly Cities of Europe

Six Cycle Friendly Cities of Europe

On Yer Bike; On two Wheels Cycling is a popular, affordable and environmentally friendly way to see a city. In many European cities, it is positively encouraged. City planners are realising the benefits of cycling as a mode of transport and are providing cycle-paths, plenty of parking for bicycles, automated bike hire facilities, smartphone apps and bike-friendly public transport. Not all cities are equal in their provision of cycle-friendly facilities. Many provide facilities aimed solely at the commuter and not the visitor. I have picked out several of Europe’s cities that are best explored on two wheels. Each of the six have excellent facilities and infrastructure specifically aimed at the cyclist. Copenhagen The Danish capital has been at the forefront of making a city cycle-friendly. They have been so successful at it that the word, “Copenhagenization”, defined as urban planning…

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9 European cities for 2016

9 European cities for 2016

As a travel writer I am willing to travel to most cities of the world. However, I do have a wish list of places I would like to visit or revisit in 2016. The emphasis is on the word wish and not all wishes come true. That said however, here is my wish list of European cities for 2016. Ljubljana First is Slovenia’s boutique capital Ljubljana. I first visited this city in 1992 and immediately fell in love with it. Since that time I have visited a further three times and watched it metamorphose from a Soviet era regional city into a vibrant capital. Its cafe lined streets and riverbank, hilltop castle and the distinctive architecture of Slovene architect Pletničk are the draw. It’s the people, the events like the Ljubljana Jazz Festival and the cafe culture I want to experience…

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