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New Bikeable City Masterclass in August 2016 – Nuevo Curso Magistral La Ciudad Ciclable en agosto 2016

New Bikeable City Masterclass in August 2016 – Nuevo Curso Magistral La Ciudad Ciclable en agosto 2016

| March 31, 2016

La Embajada del Ciclismo de Dinamarca estará celebrando un Curso Magistral sobre La Ciudad Ciclable en Copenhague del 22 al 26 de agosto del 2016, dirigido específicamente a latinoamericanos y demás participantes de habla hispana. Creating liveable and bikeable cities – La creación de ciudades vivibles y ciclables For this article in Spanish scroll down – Por […]

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City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

| March 15, 2016

Copenhagen has stood out as a prime example of bike infrastructure and policy making for years, however the city is no longer content with “just” being great, it want to be the best, proclaiming that the explicit goal of Copenhagen from 2016 is to become THE best city for cycling in the world.

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark involved in exporting cycling culture at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark involved in exporting cycling culture at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

| March 8, 2016

At this year’s Olympic Games the nation of Denmark will be represented not only by their athletes but also by a 300 square meter pavilion, designed by the Danish Henning Larsen Architects. As the only pavilion at the Olympic Games, the Danish pavilion will be located on the iconic Ipanema Beach. The pavilion aims especially […]

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Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

| February 29, 2016

Each year the Cycling Embassy of Denmark awards one organisation or individual with the Leadership Awards for Cycling Promotion. This year Mortel Kabell, the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen, presented the award to Philippe Crist from the International Transport Forum at OECD. 

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In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

| February 25, 2016

Once more our member, the municipality of Odense, has caught the eye of the international media due to their success in promoting bicycling. This time it is The Washington Post which recently published an article about the municipalities focus on alternative transport for even the smallest children. Actually the municipality has been so successful in promoting […]

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

| February 24, 2016

In just a few days the Velo-City Global conference of 2016 will take place. Each year this conference brings together the leading people within cycling infrastructure, culture, and technology and once again the embassy is strongly represented. This year’s conference will take place in Taiwan (read more here) a city which has put substantial effort […]

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Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

| February 17, 2016

No more red waves and heavy traffic at low speed, when driving to and from work. Copenhagen has invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals, in order to replace the old light. The new signals will save bus passengers between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time, according to the municipality. The traffic lights […]

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Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

| February 12, 2016

Quite a lot of the opposition against converting city centres from automobility to velomobility come from shop owners in city centres, who argue that by promoting cyclism, motorists are pushed out and away from shops in turn limiting or completely forfeiting a big part of the businesses revenue. We here at the Cycling Embassy of […]

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Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

| February 8, 2016

Odense as the perfect host This year, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s (CED) annual general assembly was hosted by the Municipality of Odense, the 3rd largest city of Denmark. It is difficult to think of a more suiting spot for this year’s general assembly, as just recently Odense

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The Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark

| February 1, 2016

The capital region is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians. The capital region consists of about a 100 workplaces employing some 40,000 – mainly health care professionals in hospitals – making it one of Denmark’s largest employers.​ We are the geographically smallest of Denmark’s five regions, as our area only covers 6% of […]

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Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

| January 28, 2016

Today Thursday the 28th of January 2016, Marianne Weinreich from Weinreich Mobility speaks at The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS) in Warsaw about sustainable mobility. The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management  has supported the preparation of energy plans for almost 800 municipalities around the country. To […]

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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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How Denmark became a cycling nation

How Denmark became a cycling nation

| January 18, 2016

In the 1960s, cars were threatening to displace bicycles in the main Danish cities. But the oil crisis, the environmental movement and a couple of controversial road projects reversed the trend. This is however just part of the story of why Danes still cycle so much.

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South America learns from Danish cycle experts

South America learns from Danish cycle experts

| January 12, 2016

In August 2015, a group of stakeholders from six South-American cities participated in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Seminar. Claudio Olivares Medina from the organisation, Bicivilizate, shares his experiences from the seminar. 

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The biggest news from 2015 – top 10

The biggest news from 2015 – top 10

| January 1, 2016

What were the most popular news from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark? We have had a look at what our readers liked the most in 2015. Here’s our Top 10 in case you missed them.        

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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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