See Copenhagen from an electric bike

Cruise passengers can rent smart, climate-friendly electric bikes when they arrive in Copenhagen

Cruise visitors can now jump on a city bike when they arrive in Copenhagen, and see the city as the locals do. Copenhagen is a bike city, and it is easy to get around and experience the many sights and urban life from City Bikes, which are very popular among tourists.

CMP’s Ocean Quay, the new terminal for cruise ships, has now been furnished with a station where city bikes can be collected and rented for as long as required. The characteristic white bicycles are equipped with GPS navigation and electric motors, so there are no excuses for not getting going.

Passengers can set up an account before their ship arrives in Copenhagen and they are then ready to go to the charging station at Ocean Quay, log in to a City Bike and cycle off. The bike can be left at an equivalent charging station elsewhere in the city, or it can be cycled back to Ocean Quay.

The white bikes have also become popular among Copenhagen’s numerous tourists.

”In April alone there were 36,446 trips on the City Bikes, 15,000 of which were short, pay-as-you-go trips, which are ideal for cruise passengers who are only in the city for a short time. However, we are introducing a new pricing policy, offering the opportunity to purchase a day pass for the City Bikes, which is actually much more beneficial for the tourists,” says Iben Keller, PR and Communications Manager at By- og Pendlercykel Fonden.

”At the same time as experiencing the city, you can have the pleasure of knowing that the electric motor is climate-friendly. It emits 30 grams of CO2 per kilometre driven, and that is less than a quarter of the average emissions from a car.”

The price for ”pay as you go” is DKK 25 an hour. A deposit of DKK 200 is required on setting up the account, but it is refunded after 2 days.  

In the first four months of 2016 there have been 82,000 trips on City Bikes. On average they were 4.4 km and lasted 45 minutes.

Read more about how to use the City Bike system and how to set up an account at www.bycyklen.dk.

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