Pedestrianism: Copenhagen, Denmark

“The more square meters you pedestrianize, the more people will use the city. It’s good for democracy and good for inclusion that we mingle in the public space. It’s good for your health, and good for the environment.” Jan Ghel, the godfather of #Copenhagen’s open-plan streets. (From P. Kingsley’s How to be Danish). For example: Nyhavn (in the picture) was like one big car park in 1980. Today it is pedestrianized and a very popular spot in Copenhagen. It is a picturesque (and cool) place with its canal, boats and 18th century houses that belonged to merchants. It has many restaurants, cafrs, bars and street musicians. The large anchor marking the starting point of #Nyhavn honors sailors who lost their lives in World War 2. A must-see place for watching the world go by. #pedestrianism #travel

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