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Denmark is pushing to minimise urban pollution by trying to turn its capital into the world's best city for cycling.

Last Modified: 07 Jul 2013 14:32
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Air pollution in cities is a major environmental problem. Yet many car journeys in cities could easily be made by bicycle - IF the cycling infrastructure was good enough. In Copenhagen 36 per cent of the population commute to school or work by bicycle.

Under a programme to make Copenhagen the world's best city for cycling, more and wider bicycle lanes are being built, as are dedicated car-free bridges across the river.

Joyce Ohajah visits Copenhagen to see what it is like to travel in a city built for bicycles, and experience Bicycle Rush Hour, when more than 35,000 cyclists cross the Dronning Louises Bridge on what is the busiest bicycle street in the western world.

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