The famous ‘city bikes’ in Copenhagen are actually quite hard to find since the demand is much greater than the supply — same applies for bike parking! These communal bikes can be used by inserting a 20 kroner coin into a slot on the handle bars, which then releases it from a chain connected to designated ‘city bike parking.’ Most bikes have a map of the city on it since nearly 100% of its users are tourists, not locals. As you can see in the picture, they are not exactly the most comfortable bikes to ride (especially without a seat on this one!). And you’ll get up to a 1000 kroner ($160) fine if you ride it out of the defined boundary line.
This article is part of the Exploring Transportation in Europe series.