Cycling & Art in Copenhagen and AmsterdamSee - September 21, 2022
Two great cycling cities and two cities for incredible art. We stopped by Copenhagen and Amsterdam for a few days.
In Copenhagen, we stopped by the Design Museum of Denmark which combined art and bicycles in their exhibitions.
Take a look at the Danish history of cycling here.
In Amsterdam we visited the Fabrique des Lumières: located in the former 19th century gas plant in Westergas area, Amsterdam. A large industrial space with walls up to 17 meters high hosts immersive exhibits by classical, modern and contemporary artists. The artworks are brought to life with advanced technology, through 100+ state-of-the-art projectors and accompanying music.
In the news: To fight climate change, we need to start biking like the Dutch: Universal cycling could slash one-fifth of CO2 emissions from cars, study finds
If people around the world were as enthusiastic cyclers as they are in the Netherlands, we could cut an impressive amount of planet-heating pollution. The Dutch use bicycles to get around more than folks in any other country, cycling about 2.6 kilometers (1.62 miles) a day.
If that was the trend across the world, it would slash 686 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution a year, according to the authors of a new study published this week in the journal Communications Earth & Environment. That’s enormous — roughly equivalent to erasing one-fifth of CO2 emissions from passenger cars globally in 2015.