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Having just got into Copenhagen a few hours ago – in time not only to walk past a shop near our hotel called "Skin Center" (it sells leather jackets), but also to catch a bit of Copenhagen Design Week – I was reminded by all the cyclists here of two blogs added to my blogroll earlier this summer: Copenhagenize and Cycleicious.
While I'm on the subject of blogs, cities, and infrastructure, meanwhile, let me briefly detour into a public fan-letter for The Infrastructurist, which continues to dominate and to amaze, covering basically everything there is that's worth reading today about cities and how they're run (although, on a radically different note, I stand by Jessica Saraceni's amazing daily updates at Archaeology.com as possibly my one genuine internet addiction these days: from lost cathedrals, California high schools built atop Native American graveyards, and machine-translations of unreadable ancient scripts to 14,000 year-old examples of landscape cartography, Saraceni's link-lists are awe-inspiring). Vis-a-vis further blogs and outward links, meanwhile, don't miss Will Wiles's excellent blog Spillway; smudge is a fantastic landscape arts blog; Edible Geography launched just last week with tales of cupcake gentrification, the nutritional impossibility of Australia, and much more; and, sadly, Brendan Crain's Where has just closed its doors after two and a half years of work.
Having said all that, I was supposed to be talking about cycling and Copenhagen... Check out these posts from Copenhagenize about the city's bicyclesuperhighways – hopefully we'll someday see similar such routes cutting into and around Manhattan, L.A., London, and other cities all over the world. And, of course, unrelated to Copenhagen, don't forget this particularly illuminating piece of mobile urban infrastructure: the bike lane that travels with you.