Calling all Copenhagen cyclists this morning – it’s mighty slick out there!
In the capital, the conditions around Christiania, the cobbled Nordre Frihavnsgade, which leads to the Trianglen Metro station, Østerport Station and the whole (!) of Valby, were particularly below par.
Many cyclists, without a dry path to steer on, were seen losing their footing – and in some cases their tempers!
Hats off to the US Embassy, which wins the Gold Star for the most unexpectedly ice-free stretch of bike path this morning. The nearby city lakes also offered good cycling conditions.
Important to concentrate!
In such conditions, cyclists are advised to concentrate fully at all moments – not only when they are moving but also when they are stopped – to obey the rules of the road and be patient.
Motorists, meanwhile, should only drive today if they have winter tires available. They are best advised to watch their speed and watch out for cyclists and pedestrians – especially given that many of the road markings cannot be seen.
Homeowners are obliged to ensure that the pavement outside their home is free of ice and snow, so many could be seen early with the shovel before their commute to work – this is Denmark, both men and women in roughly equal numbers.
Sunshine all day
At 9 o’clock in Copenhagen it is -1 outside, although it feels like -5 according to year no.
Temperatures are expected to rise to 3 degrees in the afternoon, and blue skies and sunshine are forecast throughout the day.
No more snow is expected until Friday at the earliest, when wind speeds are expected to increase. Temperatures will be around 3 degrees until Sunday, but then shoot up early next week.
Source: The Nordic Page