By Jens Erik Larsen
There was tailwind and sunshine on the bike paths on Friday 9 October when about 25 cyclists and a couple of electric 3-wheeled vehicles had turned up at Strandcaféen in Brøndby to inaugurate the rerouted bike routes.
Architect Laura Freyberg Petersen welcomed the participants on behalf of Strandparken and gave the floor to Jens Erik Larsen from Foreningen Frie Fugle, who spoke about the European and national cycling routes that run here. If you cycle north from the café and follow the signs for EuroVelo 7, you will come to the North Cape. However, Jens Erik recommended choosing the trip south at this time of year, whereby one will come to Malta.
In these corona times, it is perhaps best for the time being to stick to Strandparken’s good cycle routes and trails. After the café’s owner had served coffee, tea and croissants, the guests did cycled around the lakes.
If you choose to cycle on the paths west of the lakes, where we had the routes before, please cycle quietly and take care of pedestrians and other users. To reduce conflicts between users, we have moved the European and national cycle routes away from the narrow path. In addition, there are now signs posted on this path, which show a fast cyclist with a red line above. Fast cyclists should instead use the supercycle highway along Gl. Køge Landevej.
Strandparken I / S hopes that all users of the coastal recreational area will follow these instructions, benefit from the new route guidance and take care of each other.