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September 20, 2017

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Denmark to Sweden by bike (and boat)

The Øresund Bridge that connects Copenhagen in Denmark to Malmo in Sweden is beautiful, but when the 16-kilometre-long road and rail link opened in 2000, cyclists felt left behind. Commuters can take their bikes across the bridge by train, but they have to pay the price of a child’s ticket for their wheels. As a DIY alternative, four people tried to ride across the bridge last summer, which lead to a temporary closure. This season, a converted shipping boat called the M/S Elefanten will ferry up to 36 cyclists at a time across the Øresund Strait in a trial project beginning in June until August. It’ll depart Dragør near Copenhagen and arrive in Limhamn, west of Malmö, an hour later. Fees are TBD.

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