Cykelslangen (The bicycle snake)
Cykelslangen, 1560 Copenhagen V
Copenhagen’s iconic cycle bridge, Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) connects the city and transports cyclists across the harbour on an aesthetic ride above the harbour basin.
Cykelslangen is yet a perfect example of what puts Copenhagen among the very best bike cities in the world. Its slender design and the experience it offers to cyclists stands out as a perfect contrast to the buildings and concrete between which it passes.
In the hand list there is a luminaire with led lights, which in the evening illuminates the lane evenly without aperture. The bridge deck has a slight drop towards the center where rainwater is led down to drain located inside the pills.
Tips and recommendations
Jump on a bike – it’s quite a lot of fun to ride at night.
- Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
- Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landskab
- Light Design: Lightconstructor
- Thomas Høyrup Christensen
- Københavns Kommune (City of Copenhagen)
- Contractor: MT Højgaard
- Engineer: Rambøll