BIKE INITIATIVES - SLOVENIA
Ljubljana - 13 Copehnagenize Index 2015 Ljubljana's journey started in the late 60s and early 70s when 40 km of Copenhagen style cycle tracks were built across the city and cycling levels exploded. They maintained a respectable level of cycling for decades but now the city is once again placing focus on how to increase cycling levels - as well as how to make Ljubljana generally a more liveable city. The city has been chosen as the European Green Capital in 2016 and concerted efforts are being made to increase cycling levels. New developments have infrastructure planned from the beginning and the city's bike share programme helps make the bicycle a staple transport form for the citizens. We see serious political movement in Ljubljana to establish itself as one of the world's great bicycle cities. The current 12% modal share is impressive and with 133 km of bike lanes and 73 km of cycle tracks, Ljubljana is well positioned for further growth (Copenhagenize.eu).