Parts of Copenhagen charge the people who live there and the workers who commute into the town this amount per year.
One such part is Oerestad. They have a metro line going through the area and they state that people can take this mean of transportation. They do however forget that the Metro line has a limited range and the price of public transportation can be just as high if you want to go to another part of the greater Copenhagen like Elsinore. They you have to pay 200 dollars per month to take the metro and train.
These insane prices are of course protested by the people who happens to be so unlucky that it was the only place they could get an apartment. People question whether it is legal because they have made competition illegal in that part of town. The prices are dictated by the City Hall.
People working ordinary jobs will never be able to work there or live there unless they can live without transportation entirely. There are no locked cages for bikes. They constructed a giant parking facility for bicycles under an artificial lake but it was a failure. The bikes got wet and it became a dark room where people were afraid to go in the evening. Especially in a time with a growing number of asylum seekers and open borders allowing people from Eastern Europe to enter Danish with their “theft-turismn”.
A petition has been started to fight for fair cheap parking so ordinary people can afford to like or work there. You can sign it using the link below.
Sæt prisen ned på parkering i Ørestad (Skrivunder.net)