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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 planners inspired by Danish know-how at online Bikeable City course The Spanish organization UIM (The Latin American Union of Municipalities) is offering a 4 week online course on bicycle planning in collaboration with a team of Danish […]

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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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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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Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

| March 21, 2016

We have held the title before, but been stuck behind countries like Iceland and Switzerland the last few years. This year, for the first time, the World Happiness Report has a specific focus on inequality and well-being. This means that indicators such as income, poverty, education, health, and good government now play a much more […]

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Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

| March 15, 2016

Clicking the title of the leaflet will access both the English and Chinese version (the Chinese translation is attached after the page in English).  Every year when the Cycling Embassy of Denmark visits the Velo-City conference, we naturally bring along informational leaflets on various cycling related topics. This way we can quite easily share loads […]

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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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