Fun cycle training for Spanish-speaking children. The Danish Cyclists’ Federations succesful concept “Cycling Games” is now also available in a Spanish booklet.
An analysis showed that in the Municipality of Horsens (app. 86,000 inhabitants), the percentage of children getting to and from school themselves was lower in 4 of the district’s towns in comparison to the other schools. Now, the council has improved school routes in the 4 towns thanks to well-informed advice from its inhabitants.
In 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation received funding from the Danish National Cycling Fund and set out to investigate how to get people to choose cycling as their daily mode of transportation, and how to keep them in the saddle. The results are out now.
How can you increase your city’s cycle modal share? CED’s new chairman, Marianne Weinreich, will address this question at an international seminar on cycling in Malaga in Spain by sharing the results of the CHAMP project.
Mutual gains were obtained when the Danish Municipality of Svendborg engaged in a collaboration with local high schools. Part of the purpose was to find solutions for specific challenges through collaboration with the target audience.
Marianne Weinreich, Vice-Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and Head of Mobility at the Danish consulting firm VEKSØ, is sharing Danish bicycle knowhow at a mobility conference in Trento, Italy, on Friday February 20.
In 2009, pressed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a majority in the Danish Parliament set aside one billion DKK (app. 135 million Euro) in a national Cycling Fund. Now the money has been spent on 388 cycling projects with splendid results. Yet, a new five-year Cycling Fund does not seem to be underway.
On February 10-12, the Dutch city Leeuwarden is hosting the annual Winter Cycling Congress 2015. Ole Kassow, initiator of the Danish success-concept: Cycling Without Age, is sharing his experiences driving a bicycle project in the winter months.
Children learn best through play. This goes for cycling as well. So, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation is thrilled to announce that they have been granted funds to co-finance the construction of 10 permanent bicycle playgrounds around Denmark over the next three years.
Lower speed limits mean less accidents and casualties. Still, Danish municipalities have struggled to lower speed limits to 30 and 40 km/h. But now it looks like the wind is changing. The Danish Parliament has changed their tune, and results from a pilot project support the case for lower speed limits.
Vice-chairman of the CED, Marianne Weinreich from VEKSØ, is joining the STARTS School Travel Conference in London on January 15 to share best practice examples of school cycling in Denmark.