Copenhagen: Most livable city in the world. Photo: Colourbox
The magazine released its 2016 city rankings
this week and Copenhagen took the top spot, followed by Berlin and Helsinki.
“For the average Dane, cycling is not a display of athleticism but a part of everyday life. Today almost 45 percent of Copenhagen’s population commutes by bike, a result of efforts on the part of the city to enhance infrastructure through the Bicycle Strategy 2011–2025,” the magazine wrote.
Metropolis heaped praise upon Copenhagen’s new-ish batch of cycling bridges that have made the city more accessible in recent years. Just this summer, city residents were finally treated to the long-delayed opening
of the 180-metre long Inderhavnsbro (Inner Harbour Bridge) that connects the Nyhavn and Christianshavn districts.
Copenhagen’s number one ranking comes after holding the top spot in a similar list compiled by the London-based Monocle magazine.
The top ten cities in the new Metropolis magazine list were: