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The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

| January 27, 2016

After 7 years as Head of Mobility in VEKSØ,  Mobility Consultant and Chairman of “The Cycling Embassy of Denmark”, Marianne Weinreich has started her own company “Weinreich Mobility” as of the beginning of this year.

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Weinreich Mobility

Weinreich Mobility

| January 26, 2016

Weinreich Mobility is a one-woman company founded January 2016 by me, Marianne Weinreich after working with cities as a mobility consultant the last 15 years. Expert in cycling policy & promotion I’m not an engineer, I have a background in communication. I work with all aspects of Mobility Management, but I’m an expert on cycling policy and promotion. I’ve worked with […]

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Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2016

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2016

| December 9, 2015

True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at Velo-city 2016 in Taipei. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.

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The Danish Cycling Fund 2014 status report

The Danish Cycling Fund 2014 status report

| December 9, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate has just published a new comprehensive report containing facts and examples of how to facilitate projects that can improve conditions for cyclists.

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Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

| December 9, 2015

This autumn, there has been a serious focus on cycling among the youngest inhabitants in Odense. This has resulted in 850 children taking part in the cycling campaign “Rap i trafikken” and 45 kindergarten teachers being educated in cycling games.

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New study: What is a cyclist?

New study: What is a cyclist?

| December 9, 2015

With support from the national bicycle fund, The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – greatly aided by the innovation bureau IS IT A BIRD – examined what might make more people make the transition to using the bicycle as a means of transport. The report is now available in English.

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Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

| December 9, 2015

Better and safer bicycle lanes – that is the goal for the project that was begun in Odense Municipality in the summer of 2015. Jonas Korsgaard, or as he is also known, the bicycle detective, has as his job to inspect the no less than 550 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the municipality.

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CED’s Annual Report 2015

CED’s Annual Report 2015

| December 8, 2015

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has expanded its activities in 2015. Our Annual Report 2015 is out now. 

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CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

| December 7, 2015

The Russian city of Almetyevsk teams up with Copenhagenize Design Co. on one of the greatest transport projects of the 21st century. A complete transformation into the best bicycle-friendly city in Russia.

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CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

| December 7, 2015

A little while ago, award-winning columnist John D. Sutter from CNN wrote an email to Cycling Embassy of Denmark, expressing his desire to get more an insight of how Denmark is going about the country’s ambitious plans to fight climate change.

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10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

| December 4, 2015

Permanent bicycle playgrounds where kids can become cycle safe will be implemented in ten cities throughout Denmark. Out of twenty really good applications, ten municipalities have been selected.

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Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

| December 1, 2015

The Cycling Without Age program is spreading around the world. Latest Ole Kassow´s initiative has expanded to Wellington in  New Zealand and  Melbourne, Australia.

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CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

| November 26, 2015

HOE360 have joined forces with Niels Jensen, experienced traffic planner from the Municipality of Copenhagen, to develop a training programme for the staff of the city council of Xining.

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Cyclists are priceless for cities

Cyclists are priceless for cities

| November 25, 2015

A new Danish study shows that cyclists and pedestrians contribute to roughly 50 % of the revenue in retailing in the large cities’ centers and roughly 25 % in the small and medium-sized cities. The bicycle is the preferred means of transportation in city centers, and cyclists visit more shops per trip than car drivers.

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The Danish National Bicycle Strategy

The Danish National Bicycle Strategy

| November 24, 2015

The idea behind the bicycle strategy is to encourage more people to cycle. By giving new ideas to municipalities and other actors who would like to take part in the green transition and who wish to invest in cycling – making it easier for more people to cycle on an everyday basis.

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Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

| November 20, 2015

Fostering a new generation of young cyclists through Cycling Games is an important step towards getting more people to use the bicycle as their preferred means of transportation. The Danish concept, Cycling Games, has gained popularity in Colombia and the aim is to spread it further across South America.

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Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

| November 18, 2015

Gehl Architects was recently rewarded with the “Initiative Prize” 2015 awarded by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) for their work in creating great living spaces in cities all over the world.

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50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

| November 11, 2015

In November, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s light and bike reflector campaign will be teaching pupils in 4th grade across the country to remember bike lights.

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The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

| November 2, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th  the last truck, loaded with 65 Bycyklen bikes, rolled from Germany into Denmark. The City & Commuter Bike Foundation’s board has now approved the delivery and is happy to see that all of the 1,860 Bycyklen city bikes have been delivered and that the Bycyklen system now counts 90 bike stations.

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How to decrease right-turn accidents

How to decrease right-turn accidents

| October 23, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate recently initiated two measures to decrease the number of right-turn accidents. The first is by funding the establishment of bike boxes in Danish municipalities, and the second is through TV campaigns.

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