If you're an avid cycling fan, head to Copenhagen. Denmark's capital has announced its intention to become the world's best city for cyclists. Copenhagen, which will host the United Nations climate change summit, already has a third of its population cycling to work, school and university. It has about 350km (217 miles) of cycle routes around the city, and cyclists have priority over cars and pedestrians at many major junctions and traffic lights. City officials have just announced their plans to get half of commuters using bikes by 2015. "The city has worked consistently to improve things for cyclists," the BBC quoted Andreas Rohl, who is in charge of the city's cycling programme, as saying. "Everything you see in Copenhagen today is due to decisions taken back in the 70s and early 80s. "For people here, going on a bicycle is a bit like brushing your teeth, you don't think much about it!" he said. He added that the new targets for cyclists were "realistic but very ambitious". The city is so much into meeting its goal that it recently gave two of its main bridges a makeover to help encourage more people to cycle, with one now completely car-free, and the other developed to include double cycle lanes on both sides. Research shows that the more people who travel by bike, the safer it is for each individual cyclist. "We are very focused on the safety. Since the mid-1990s we have reduced the risk of having an accident when you travel by bike by 65 percent," Rohl said. "The health effect of going on a bicycle is seven times higher than the actual risk of going on a bike," he stated. Officials believe that they are on track to reach their new cyclist targets within the next six years. They are hoping to share their ideas with the world at the UN climate change talks in December, and at the city's first international cycling conference next year. "It's all about changing people's mindsets," Rohl said. "But it really can be the easiest and the most flexible way to get around," he added. Source: ANITAN << Robots Now To Assist the Aged Artificial Intelligence To Help Elderly's Failing Memory >> Recommended Reading American Cyclist Drives Against Climate Change: Pedals Over 5,000 Miles Climate Rider Michael Proulx will cycle more than 5,000 miles this summer to promote Brita Climate Ride 2009 in the US, as well as raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy. READ MORE Berlin Brothel Beats Recession With Discount Offer to Cyclists A brothel in Berlin, which is facing hard times due to recession, has come up with a novel way of earning its keep, by offering a discount to patrons who arrive on bicycles. READ MORE Pedestrians and Cyclists" UK's New 'Mobile Pollution Sensors' Pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas of the UK are being transformed into mobile pollution sensors, as part of a Government-backed scheme to monitor air quality. READ MORE Now Rogue Cyclists In Trouble In Australian State Not just rogue motorists, even irresponsible cyclists could be in trouble these days. Hit-and-run cyclists in Australia, for instance, can now be imprisoned for up to five years. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Exercise Bikes or Elliptical Trainers: Which is Better? Cycling on an elliptical machine or exercise bike are excellent home based workouts, providing aerobic exercise and help increase heart rate and burn calories. READ MORE Exercises to Grow Taller An article that highlights on the list of exercises that aids to grow taller. READ MORE Health Benefits of Cycling For Women Cycling is a physical activity that is fun and time-efficient and is one of the best ways to reduce health problems specially in women. Read more to know the major health benefits of cycling on women. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood Pressure Calculator More News on: Exercise and FitnessExercises to Grow TallerHealth Benefits of Cycling For WomenExercise bikes or Elliptical trainers: Which is Better?