The 2015 Copenhagenize Index has announced that the Danish capital of Copenhagen is the most bike-friendly city in the world.

The index compiles 20 global cities judged to be the world’s best for urban cycling. The current cycling situation is described in each city, with their performance to other regional cities compared. The index also includes recommendations for improvements.

Copenhagen outranked Amsterdam, the top-ranked city in 2011 and 2013, due to the modal share for cycling jumping from 36 to 45 per cent between 2012 and 2014 and the implementation of new cycling infrastructure.
This year saw five cities enter the top 20 for the first time: Strasbourg (France), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Vienna (Austria), and Minneapolis (USA).
All but three of the top 20 are European cities. The index is developed by the Copenhagenize Design Company, which analysed 122 global cities with a metropolitan population of more than 600 000 for the 2015 edition.