How Copenhagen avoided the car culture and keep its citizen-focused design?

Superb article in Guardian newspaper written in 2016. There is an entire series on cities which should be worth reading.

In this piece, how Copenhagen managed to keep its design of a pedestrian and bicycle friendly city. In 1960s, there was huge pressure on European cities to build this car culture as seen in American cities.  How Copenhagen avoided this and today it is seen as one of the ideal cities all other cities are trying to aspire to become.

Needless to say, the Indian cities destroyed their pedestrian and cycle friendly culture and have just become urban nightmares…

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