Earlier today, the New Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced the official common government policy entitled “A Denmark that stands together”. The government policy propose some interesting traffic solutions.
Headed “better mobility and less air pollution” the Social Democrat, Social Liberal and Socialist People’s Party government describes cycling as:
“…an inexpensive, healthy and non-polluting means of transportation. It is an important priority for the Government to promote cycling.”
The new Government ensures that national funding for cycling initiatives will continue. Funding which Danish municipalities can apply for. The funding includes new cycle city projects like Fredericia Cycle City or City of Cyclists – Odense.
Furthermore, the Government will investigate the feasibility of changing the traffic laws for the benefit of cyclists.