By Troels Andersen, COWI A/S The infrastructure is the basic for developing a cycle culture. Most major cities in Denmark do have rather fine facilities for cyclists, even though the cycle net still needs to be extended and improved. The major Danish cities do have like 300 – 500 kilometres of cycle paths each [...]
By Troels Andersen, COWI A/S The bicycle share in Denmark is 19 % which is the second highest in Europe. After the war cycling dropped to half of the previous level, but since the 1970′ies cycling has increased in mainly the major cities. The bigger a city is the higher share cycling has of [...]
By Erik Bølling-Ladegaard, The Danish Cyclist Federation and Pablo Celis, Celis Counsult Cycling as a means of transport is on the increase in many towns and cities around the world, and further growth in the number of cyclists is expected in the coming years. At the same time, a lot is being done at many [...]
The first edition of Collection of Cycle Concepts was published in 2000 and enjoyed a wide circulation among everyone interested in bicycle traffic. The simultaneous publication of the English version spread the Danish bicycle traffic experience to many parts of the world. The second edition, Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012, updates the field, featuring new [...]
In Copenhagen’s new bicycle strategy you can read about the new initiatives and plans, which lay down guidelines for the longterm and overriding priorities within the bicycle area. These initiatives and plans are intended to help the City reach the goal to become the world’s best bicycle city before the end of 2015. The strategy was approved [...]
It can be hard to determine the exact effect of cycle campaigns, but the tendency in the Danish bicycle culture is clear: In cities that make a systematic effort at promoting cycling, more and more people choose to cycle. There is no doubt that cycle campaigns play a part in this success. This catalogue gives an overview of 14 concrete campaigns, their goals, how they worked in practice, and their results.