A Danish City with Focus on Cycling
During the last 3 years the Municipality of Randers has been working more intensively with cycling than ever. Randers has focus on cycling as a tool to improve citizens’ health, minimize car traffic, and CO2 emissions.
The municipality of Randers has a policy and a master plan for cycling. Based on these documents we have started a process, where the goal is to create more and better cycling lanes, to start campaigns for cycling and to establish facilities as public tire pumps, indoor and secured parking spaces, public waters taps, cycle-counters on strategic spots. Our vision is to get more citizens to move more – moving by bike, at feet and by running.
Cycle ambassadors help the municipality with talking the cycling case. Projects create special focus on cycling in selected parts of the city. These projects create continuous cycling lanes and makes cycling easier, safer and more comfortable.
One of our successful projects is lending out electric bicycles for a period of 6 months. The primary criteria’s for lending an electric bicycle is that the distance between the citizens home and work is at least 5 kilometers and the bicycle replace a car. 25 citizens have been cycling during 6 months and the participants’ have improved their general health significantly. New projects with electric bikes are already running and more will follow.
City of Randers
Department of d Urban Development
Roads and Traffic
DK – 8900 Randers C
Phone: +45 8915 1515
www.cykelby.randers.dk (in Danish)