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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

| September 28, 2016

At the CIVITAS Forum in Gdynia, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is sharing and promoting Danish bicycle culture.  The theme of this year’s Forum is ´Shaping the mobility of tomorrow’ and here the participants will discuss the development of sustainable urban mobility in the European cities. Three members of the CED, Niels Hoé from […]

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CED Chairman speaks at European Mobility Week 2016

CED Chairman speaks at European Mobility Week 2016

| September 21, 2016

At European Mobility Week in Izmir, Turkey, Marianne Weinreich, Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, will be speaking about the Danish bicycle culture. Marianne will be focusing on mobility, and on Danish solutions on cycling issues. Through a historic bicycle culture Denmark as a nation and Danish companies have developed extensive know-how, and the […]

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The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

| August 25, 2016

An ordinary Tuesday in august turned extraordinary when Klaus Bondam, CEO of The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – a member of Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) – was joined by The New York Times and their followers on Facebook on a livestreamed bike ride through Copenhagen. A Facebook page with 12 million followers. “Hello, this is […]

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Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

| August 11, 2016

During May, seven Danish mayors from the region around Copenhagen proved that it really pays to switch out passive transportation with a bicycle. For a month the mayors took part in ‘The Mayors Challenge’, meaning they left their cars at home for a month, and pedalled to work instead whenever their schedules allowed them to. […]

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New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

| August 11, 2016

Unique app combines automatic tracking with targeted coaching – and the whole of Denmark is cycling along. The app “Ta’ Cyklen” (Get Cycling) has been downloaded almost 14.000 times in four weeks. The goal of the app was 10.000 downloads – a goal that was reached within the first two weeks. The campaign Health issues due to inactivity […]

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Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

| August 8, 2016

At the World Bike Forum in Santiago, Lotte Bech of Cycling Embassy of Denmark, and the local organization Bicivilizate initiated a cycling training program in kindergartens. This was recognized as one of the reasons for awarding the City of Santiago the 2017 International Sustainable Transport Award. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning Cycling Games in […]

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Better bike solutions by including pupils

Better bike solutions by including pupils

| August 8, 2016

The company ’Traffic at Children’s Height’ (Trafik i Børnehøjde in Danish) has developed a method to handle problems surrounding school roads. The method puts traffic on the schools’ agenda by including pupils in its traffic solutions. In Traffic at Children’s Height we have used two years to develop a concept which can handle the behaviour, […]

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State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

| June 16, 2016

In collaboration with The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, State of Green just published their newest white paper on sustainable urban transportation. Each white paper from State of Green summarizes  the sustainable best practices and experiences from Denmark on various areas. So far State of Green has published state of the art solutions on mostly anything, […]

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Niels Hoe speaking at DRUID 16

Niels Hoe speaking at DRUID 16

| June 13, 2016

Every year since 1995, the DRUID conference has brought together PhD students of areas within global change and innovation, and has since grown to become one of the premier academic conferences of its kind. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference and this year it is hosted by Copenhagen Business School (CBS), meaning […]

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Municipality of Gladsaxe this year’s Danish municipality of biking.

Municipality of Gladsaxe this year’s Danish municipality of biking.

| June 6, 2016

The following year, the Municipality of Gladsaxe will hold the title of this year’s bike municipality. Every year since 2005 the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has announced a new winner of the title at the National Danish Bike Conference For many years the Municipality of Gladsaxe has worked to create good and safe bike lanes. As […]

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Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the National Danish Cycling Conference

Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the National Danish Cycling Conference

| May 30, 2016

Tomorrow the annual National Danish Cycling Conference kicks off. This conference will be the 9th of its kind, and the biggest one to date, as more and more companies, municipalities, and organizations, join every year. The conference ends Wednesday and the just two day long programme is packed with more than 30 events including talks, […]

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Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

| May 23, 2016

For Gladsaxe’s many cyclists, ‘tunnel vision’ will take on a completely new and luminous meaning in the near future, when tunnels are fitted with spectacular new interactive orange “wheels”. Twelve tunnels will light the way of cyclists to spectacular effect in the Danish Municipality of Gladsaxe along the Farum Cycle Super Highway, a network of […]

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Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference

Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference

| May 17, 2016

The Norwegian National Cycling Conference (Den Nasjonale Sykkelkonferansen) is a biennial conference for planners, policy makers, and all other professionals, working with cycling in one shape or another.

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Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

| May 10, 2016

As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]

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Latin American bicycle planners are offered a 4 weeks online course with experts from Cycling Embassy of Denmark – Planificadores latinoamericanos reciben oferta de curso en línea de 4 semanas con expertos de la Embajada de Ciclismo de Dinamarca

Latin American bicycle planners are offered a 4 weeks online course with experts from Cycling Embassy of Denmark – Planificadores latinoamericanos reciben oferta de curso en línea de 4 semanas con expertos de la Embajada de Ciclismo de Dinamarca

| May 10, 2016

For this article in Spanish scroll down – Por este articulo en español ver abajo   Latin American bicycle planning course inspired by Danish know-how A total of 26 participants from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay participated in the training on the virtual campus of the Unión Iberioamericano de Municipalistas, UIM actively […]

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Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

| May 9, 2016

This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city […]

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Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

| April 29, 2016

This year’s Velo-City Global was hosted by Taipei, a huge player in the production of bike components and frames. Taipei, is at the same time, like many other Asian mega-cities, subject to rapid population growth due to the exponential urbanisation of Taiwan. According to Niels Hoé Asian cities problems with congestion is of a very […]

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The ebike success story of Randers

The ebike success story of Randers

| April 25, 2016

Getting inhabitants to use their bike for their daily commute to work is often viewed as a decisively urban phenomenon, causing many smaller cities to discard the idea of bike commuting. However as the medium sized town of Randers has showed, it is far from impossible to get people to choose the bike instead of […]

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The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

| April 20, 2016

Monday April 18th the US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, took part in a bike ride through Copenhagen where Klaus Bondam, the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, spoke about Danish cycling culture and how Copenhagen had overcome many of issues now facing cycling in the US. When asked whether it was possible for the […]

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New Research: city layouts control our mobility

New Research: city layouts control our mobility

| April 5, 2016

A new study published in the scientific journal The Lancet proves that the layout of your local neighbourhood determines your mobility choices, says the Danish newspaper Politiken. The study is based on 6.800 adults in 14 cities across 10 countries, and determines that people living in neighbourhoods built to promote walking and cycling get up to […]

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