According to my brother, most city bike paths in Copenhagen are on the inside of car parking lanes so that bikers feel safer. I was in D.C near the U-Street neighborhood this past Saturday and was surprised to see this kind of bike lane on a few blocks. It actually makes a lot of sense…I know I’d feel a lot safer riding my bike next to a parked car rather than next to moving traffic. This is one way in which Bogotá is actually more advanced than D:C: In some parts of the city, bike lanes are completely segregated from moving traffic — bikes have their own lane adjacent to the sidewalk, which reduces a lot of anxiety about possibly being hit by a car (or in the case of Bogotá, a motorcycle or speeding bus). I guess you do have to watch out for car doors opening though.