One of the first things that many fellows notice after arriving in Copenhagen is the huge number of people travelling by bike. Most people in Copenhagen use bikes as their main means of transportation simply because it is the easiest, fastest, cheapest and most healthy way to get from one place to another within the city.
Free City bikes
The city bikes in Copenhagen are world famous and many visitors as well as Copenhageners use them as a quick and free alternative to cars, busses and taxis.
All you have to do is find one of the 110 city bike-racks in the centre of the city, deposit a DKK 20 coin in the locker of the bike and ride off on your bike, Copenhagen style. When you return the bike to any rack, you get your DKK 20 coin back. Note that the use of the free city bikes is limited to the city bike zone in central Copenhagen.
Be Cautious and Pay Attention
Since you as Danida Fellow probably not are accustomed to the city you should pay attention to the laws of the cycle paths. Always keep to the right hand side of the lane and always look over your shoulder before overtaking others. The Copenhageners take cycling seriously and will show their irritation if you disrupt the flow of the traffic.
Remember to Lock your bike when you leave it.