The biggest news items of 2012

| January 13, 2013

A roundup of what was popular on our site in 2012. We have had a look at what our readers liked in 2012. Perhaps you missed some of the news items?

Top 10

1. Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

The first S-trains with double space for bikes are now up and running. S-train has introduced one-way traffic in the new bike compartments to make it easier and faster to get on and off.

2. Cycling statistics from Denmark

A short and clear statistically introduction to Danish cycling, covering cycles, cars, cycle paths, safety and health among other things.

3. Good, Better, Best – The City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Strategy 2011-2025

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.

4. Cycle Super Highways to generate more cyclists in Greater Copenhagen Area

Commuters keen on cycling to their place of work or education in the Greater Copenhagen area have just gotten their first route in what will become a whole network of world-class cycle routes. Denmark’s first ‘cycle super highway’ between the suburb Albertslund and Copenhagen’s City Centre opened in April. With few stops and a high level of comfort, the cycle super highways will make it fast, easy, and safe to reach more destinations.

5. The cycling map of Denmark

Danish Cyclists’ Federation has made two maps based on data from Technical University of Denmark. The maps depicts the part of cycle trips in proportion to all trips made – incl. car, walking, and public transport.

6. Copenhagen’s bicycle mayor: Give back the space to the cyclists

Space is in great demand in the Danish Capital. And it takes political courage to take it away from the cars and give it to the cyclists. But the result will be better urban life for all, says Copenhagen’s Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration

7. Cycle Super Highways in Greater Copenhagen area

”On your bike!” is the message being directed at citizens in the Greater Copenhagen area. The message is part of a collaboration among 18 local authorities and the Capital Region of Denmark, who wish to create a network of bicycle commuter routes that encourage more people to bike to work.

8. Cycle traffic in New York

As part of a project, seeking to update and rewrite a “Collection of Bicycle Concepts” – a project which has received national funding from the Danish Road Directorate – a study trip to New York was arranged and undertaken in end of March, 2011.

9. Can you export Danish Bicycle know-how?

The short answer is yes. Danish municipalities and consultants have a lot of knowledge that can benefit other countries in their efforts to improve conditions for cyclists. Many foreign cities have discovered the benefits of using Danish bicycle know-how. In recent years, many Danes have presented their bicycle-related work at international conferences, and several consultants are involved in international projects. Thus, to an extent, the export of Danish bicycle know-how is already in progress

10. X-tra bikes on the S-train

The first S-trains with double space for bikes are now up and running. S-train has introduced one-way traffic in the new bike compartments to make it easier and faster to get on and off.

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