Auckland is not Copenhagen

Simon Wilson has written on how easy it would be for Auckland to reduce Auckland’s transport emissions by 70% in 10 years.

costs almost nothing compared to trains and buses, despite the occasional complainant thinking otherwise, but Auckland still doesn’t have much cycling infrastructure and progress is painfully slow.

Could cycling become as popular here as it is in Copenhagen? They have 1.3 million people and a third of trips in the city area on a bike. Being like the Danish capital would save 375 kt CO2-e of emissions.

Now I’m all in favour of cities being cycling friendly, but it is facile to say oh Auckland should or could have as many people cycling as Copenhagen.

Copenhagen’s area is 293 square kms. Auckland’s is 4,894 square kms.

Need more be said.

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