The world's largest cycling conference, Velo-City, was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 22 to 25 June 2010. The conference, attended by ViaStrada director Andrew Macbeth, was attended by over 1,000 people from 60 countries.
When a city has many pedestrians and cyclists, you know it's a civilised place. Not only does Copenhagen boast one of the highest cycling mode shares (37% of work and school trips are by bike), more than half of its cyclists (55%) are female. A high level of women and girls cycling is a good indicator of high-quality cycling facilities and urban design.