The Copenhagenize Index is the most comprehensive and holistic ranking of cycling cities on Earth. Being a biennial index since 2011 for its 5th edition (in 2019) it has been months of research and work. Creating an inventory of urban cycling around the world is not an easy task.
Why did this index was created?
In early 2011 a discussion started at Copenhagenize Design Co. about which cities are really the best for urban cycling. Working with a large number of cities to help them improve, it was necessary to be able to offer them an international reference.
Initially for internal company use, they soon realized that it was probably useful to make it public but only the Top 20.
How is it calculated?
The Copenhagenize Index awards points to cities for their efforts to re-establish cycling as a feasible, accepted and practical mode of transportation.
Scorecard and parameters
Cityscape parameters (0-4 points)
1. Cycling infrastructure
2. Cycling facilities
3. Traffic calming
Cultural parameters (0-4 points)
4. Gender repair
5. Bicycle modal share
6. Increase in modal share over the past 10 years
7. Safety indicators
8. Image of the bicycle
9. Transport bikes
Ambition parameters (0-4 points)
12. Bike sharing
If you want more details on all the parameters, please visit their explanatory page.
How to read it?
The index of 2019
The last one was published in 2019 and we hope to see the new edition very soon and why not a rise of Barcelona in the ranking.