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You Bike Copenhagen with Cycling Embassy of Denmark

You Bike Copenhagen with Cycling Embassy of Denmark

| June 16, 2017

Copenhagen is world famous for its cycling culture, and now you get the chance to experience it from home. Jump on your virtual bicycle and join Cycling Embassy of Denmark on a virtual reality experience through Copenhagen. Imagine cycling through Copenhagen, one of the world’s best cycling cities. Our tour takes you through some of

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Meet us at Velo-city 2017

Meet us at Velo-city 2017

| May 29, 2017

Visit our stand at Velo-city 2017 in June. Try our virtual reality bike tour, join our Bicycle Mayors’ Debate, and follow the handover of our annual Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion. Sharing Danish bicycle know-how True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will be strongly represented at the world’s biggest cycling conference, Velo-city 2017

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Campaign celebrates the ‘unusual’ children who go to school themselves

Campaign celebrates the ‘unusual’ children who go to school themselves

| May 29, 2017

In 2012, The Municipality of Skanderborg launched the traffic campaign “The Unusuals” and the campaign is still on-going now, five years later. The aim was and is to get more school children to transport themselves as it will make them more confident in traffic and reduce the number of cars around the schools. The Municipality

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Dutch/Danish workshop on the challenges of autonomous cars

Dutch/Danish workshop on the challenges of autonomous cars

| May 4, 2017

On June 12, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will be co-hosting a workshop for Dutch and Danish decision makers and experts as a prelude to the Velo-city 2017 conference in Arnhem-Nijmegen. The workshop is a joint event organised by the CED, the Danish Embassy in the Netherlands, the Dutch Embassy in Denmark, and the Dutch

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Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

| March 1, 2017

The Danish road network keeps growing and more and more Danes live in cities. Now, with a project supported by Realdania, the organisation Danish Cycle Tourism is looking at the possibilities of reinventing the smaller roads in the rural districts as recreative connections. The Danish public road network is in a growth spurt. From 1972

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Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

| March 1, 2017

“Many have already made up their minds on what a bicycle is, so for us to compete and win against the inner city car, we need to play on their terms. We need to really compete with cars and not other bicycle brands.” Danish based company Biomega is leading the way in challenging perceptions to

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Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

| February 28, 2017

For several years Randers Municipality has been lending electric bicycles to those of its citizens who want to swap their car for a bicycle when commuting. Now it turns out that the bicycles are contagious and seriously habit-forming for the colleagues of the borrowers. This was the case for a group of truck drivers who

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Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

| February 27, 2017

The Cycling Mosquito bicycle playground in Rudersdal Municipality is a colourful and educational  outdoor space for children where cycling games, storytelling and imagination are united – a unique frame contributing to the youngest ones’ joy of cycling. A well-known character creates the framework Egon the Cycling Mosquito is a bright little mosquito who has been

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New Danish bus campaign to prevent right-turn accidents

New Danish bus campaign to prevent right-turn accidents

| February 24, 2017

Denmark does a lot to prevent accidents involving trucks and cyclists. Still, 2016 set a tragic record as seven cyclists were killed by right-turning trucks. This is a significant increase compared to previous years. So, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation focusses on the problem with a new bus campaign. Despite preventive efforts, seven cyclists died in

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Slippery bike paths keep cyclists from cycling in winter

Slippery bike paths keep cyclists from cycling in winter

| February 21, 2017

Most cyclists do it all year around – also in winter. A new study, conducted by the project Go Cycling Denmark, shows that even more cyclists would do it in winter if bike paths were salted, cleared from snow and the lightning were better. The study was conducted among 1001 respondents in the age of 30- 59 whom

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CED Chairman at event on rethinking Berlin as a bicycle-friendly city

CED Chairman at event on rethinking Berlin as a bicycle-friendly city

| February 17, 2017

Today, Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) and owner of the consulting company Weinreich Mobility, Marianne Weinreich, speaks at the event “The Bicycle Era – Rethinking Berlin”, presented by ADCF Berlin (the German Cyclists‘ Federation). A bicycle boom in the capital of Germany, Berlin, calls for action so both speakers are giving a

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New Danish national cycling fund in place

New Danish national cycling fund in place

| February 14, 2017

A majority around the Danish government has allocated 100 million DKK for promoting cycling in municipalities over a period of two years. The new Cycle Fund is part of an agreement that allocates 762 million DKK for public transport and cycling. “The growing challenges in terms of public health, climate, and congestion increase the need

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Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017

| February 9, 2017

This is your chance to nominate the candidate you think should be honored with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017. True to tradition, the CED will award an individual or an organization with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at the Velo-city conference which takes place in Arnhem and Nijmegen,

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Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Annual Report 2016

Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Annual Report 2016

| February 2, 2017

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Annual Report 2016 is out. “New members keep joining the Cycling Embassy of Denmark. Our network now counts over 40 members; a token that cycling is still a hot topic on the mobility agenda. More and more players have entered the field of cycling in Denmark, and new initiatives and

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Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

| January 10, 2017

On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C.  In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and

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Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

| December 14, 2016

The Danish e-bike company, MATE (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED)) has broken all previous Danish records by rising over $4 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. MATE has produced an electric bicycle designed to get more people riding bikes worldwide, in a fun, convenient, and cool way.   The siblings, Julie

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Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

| December 7, 2016

At the conference Danish Road Forum (Vejforum) in the city of Nyborg, Denmark, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is present and will be promoting urban cycling on November 7th to November 8th.  For the 16th time the biggest national conference in Denmark for leaders, employees and scholars in the road sector takes place. At

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The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

| December 1, 2016

“My city … Your city … Our cities together. Cities are playing an increasingly pivotal role in Europe. In particular, cities which dare to invest in an integrated approach to mobility, air quality, economic development and health are vital,” says Per Langenberg, Polis President 2016 and vice mayor for mobility, sustainability and culture of Rotterdam.

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Can cycling prevent cancer?

Can cycling prevent cancer?

| November 30, 2016

At the World Cancer Congress in Paris, the Danish Cancer Society was invited to present a new project. The project presented is a Danish initiative called ´Go cycling Denmark´ (Ta’ cyklen Danmark), which highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in countering illnesses such as cancer. The award winning conference is one of the leading

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CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

| November 29, 2016

In September 2016, with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) at the handlebars, work began on creating the blueprints for a unified EU strategy on cycling. Early in the process, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was invited to participate by coordinating one of the chapters in this historic document on cycling. The objective of the strategy

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