by Martin Larsen, messenger
Bicycle street vendors in Copenhagen are forging new ways for the city.
There were new businesses on bikes this summer as a couple of guys started to sell coffee from trikes. They are quite popular.
Now that the cold has descended on the city there are half a dozen rolling soup kitchens moving about the core providing hot meals to those in need. Fortunately they tend to their jobs while being at their bikes. A lot of the messengers have had to change from the traditional Copenhagen lock that just attached to the frame and was enough for working until the last year and a half . There has been an upswing of theft targeting messenger bikes. So now something like 75% of the messengers in Copenhagen use Kryptonite mini locks to keep their tools safe.