Danish cycle experts heading to Velo-city in Vancouver, B.C.

| June 6, 2012

When Vancouver, B.C., opens its cycle tracks to Velo-city Global conference goers from across the globe this June, the Danes will be on the spot. A delegation of 15 from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will cross the pond to share knowledge and search for new inspiration.

Velo-city Global 2012 will be a hub of cycling expertise. With a list of presentations, including several keynote speakers, and a stand at the exhibition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark are aiming to make a strong showing:

“The Velo-city Global conference is the place to be this June. You have a massive amount of cycle knowledge gathered at one place, so it is the perfect place to share your best ideas and be inspired. We hope to have many visitors at our stand at the exhibition,” says Frits Bredal from the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark.

What is the Cycling Embassy of Denmark?

The CED is the world’s first cycling embassy, currently counting 17 members (municipalities, private companies, NGO’s), and aims to make Denmark the world’s leading cycling country and the primary source for knowledge, dialogue, and innovation in the field of cycling.

In recent years, the interest in everyday cycling has been growing slowly but surely all over the world. This has made foreign city administrations and NGO’s look to countries such as Denmark (and Holland), where the cycling mode share is high. As a result, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is increasingly organising master classes, excursions, and courses for foreign visitors.

“We are simply trying to copy what they are doing in Copenhagen,” said Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, upon receiving an award from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark for his city’s work to construct one thousand kilometres of cycle tracks. Cities like Los Angeles, Melbourne, London, and Bogotá have also “copenhagenized,” a.k.a., built bicycle infrastructure and fostered bicycle culture, with Copenhagen as a model.

For further information, please contact Frits Bredal, phone (+45) 29 47 67 04, frb@dcf.dk, or visit


Meet the Cycling Embassy of Denmark at Velo-city Global 2012:

  • Frits Bredal, Danish Cyclists’ Federation, presenting “Bicycle Tourism – Version 2.0”
  • Jens Loft Rasmussen, Danish Cyclists’ Federation, presenting “It starts with the children”
  • Anja Larsen, City of Copenhagen, presenting “How to optimize the capacity on cycle tracks – lessons learned in Copenhagen”
  • Niels Tørsløv, Director of the Traffic Department, City of Copenhagen; Keynote speaker
  • Ayfer Baykal, Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen; Keynote speaker
  • Dorthe Gyldenlund Råby, City of Odense
  • Steen Møller, Mayor of Culture and Urban Development, City of Odense; Keynote speaker
  • Jesper Kinch Jensen, Politician and Member of the Culture and Urban Development Committee, City of Odense
  • Lone Andersen, City of Frederiksberg
  • Joel Mulligan, VEKSØ
  • Marianne Weinreich, VEKSØ; presenting “Around the World in 80 Days – Getting children cycling through new tech and an old story!”
  • Dea Seeberg, VEKSØ; presenting “11 Municipalities on 2 wheels in 3 years – How to ensure political and organisational ownership and prioritization of cycling in small and medium sized municipalities”
  • Niels Hoé, Atkins Danmark; presenting “Can we do without cycle parking?”
  • Aske Wieth-Knudsen, Head of Strategy, Communications and OSH, DSB S-train; Keynote speaker
  • Troels Andersen, City of Fredericia; presenting “Bike Score – How can Electronic Chips Boost Cycling?”



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