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New Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

New Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

| May 6, 2015

The Municipality of Copenhagen have published their new bicycle account for 2013-2014, and it shows positive results. Almost 50% of those who work or study in Copenhagen arrive by bike. By: Christian Tang Jensen, Danish Cyclists’ Federation

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Cycling is healthier than you think

Cycling is healthier than you think

| April 30, 2015

Not only does cycling to work give you great legs. A new study shows that commuter cyclists also eat healthier, smoke and drink less, and in general feel less stressed.

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2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

| April 27, 2015

Not since the 90’s, have the Danes cycled as much as they did in 2014. But a new long-term national cycling fund is needed if this development is to continue. By Lasse Skou Hauschildt

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Europe Bike to Work

Europe Bike to Work

| April 17, 2015

11 countries are ready with campaigns to get people to bike to work with the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s classic Bike to Work campaign as their role model. By Rikke Ravn Faber, Danish Cyclists’ Federation

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Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

| April 14, 2015

In just one year, the cycling mode-share in the Municipality of Odense has gone up from 22 to 24 % corresponding to 12,000 extra trips per day.

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Nobody Wants to Cycle in Deserted Cities!

Nobody Wants to Cycle in Deserted Cities!

| April 9, 2015

It is not only the small, local shopkeeper who has to lock up and close when shopping malls appear in more rural areas. The entire cycling culture, and thus public health, is affected by the new malls.

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CED Discussing Challenges of Urbanisation at Symposium Today

CED Discussing Challenges of Urbanisation at Symposium Today

| April 8, 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Development Cooperation and the City of Copenhagen are co-hosting a symposium on urbanisation today, and of course the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is present.

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Insecurity and Bad Health Makes People Stop Cycling

Insecurity and Bad Health Makes People Stop Cycling

| April 7, 2015

A project by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and the DaneAge Association has studied the factors that make people aged 50+ stop cycling, and what can be done to make them start again.

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Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

| April 1, 2015

The Capital Region of Denmark has made the world’s first ever regional bicycle account. 1 in 5 trips is carried out by bicycle, but there are huge differences in cycling mode-share between the city, the suburbs and greater suburbs municipalities. Cycling means fewer sick days The account is based on counting’s from 2007 to 2012 […]

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What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

| March 30, 2015

According to a study commissioned by the Danish Nature Agency, a combination of smooth terrain, high local accessibility/density, and the city’s size in the region affects the cycling mode-share. By Thomas Alexander Sick Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark and Hans Skov-Petersen, University of Copenhagen

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38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

| March 24, 2015

According to a survey, many people would actually like to bike more. But the municipalities need to lend them a helping hand. Several Danish municipalities already have good experiences to share.  

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Copenhagenize Design Company

Copenhagenize Design Company

| March 23, 2015

Copenhagenize Design Company is a world-renowned, interdisciplinary “go-to-team” for cities and governments who want to reestablish the bicycle as transport. Led by CEO Mikael Colville-Andersen, our team is comprised of urban planners, mobility experts, architects, anthropologists, sociologists, user experience experts and industrial designers. We place a great deal of focus and passion into understanding why […]

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CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

| March 19, 2015

‘Ta’ Cyklen Danmark’ or in English ‘Get on your Bicycle Denmark’ is the name of the new campaign which aims to get more Danes cycling – especially when travelling less than 5 km.

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Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

| March 11, 2015

Watch this video to see how Helle Søholt, CEO at Gehl Architects, explains why changing a city’s culture can make it flourish in numerous ways. More important than the way the city looks and feels, is the process it took to get there.

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Ambitious Cycling Plan Generates Higher Investments in Cycling in Middelfart

Ambitious Cycling Plan Generates Higher Investments in Cycling in Middelfart

| March 10, 2015

Even though the Danish Municipality of Middelfart is small (app. 36,500 inhabitants), ambitions are high. The drawing up of a cycling plan has had great results, and the municipality now invests more money in bicycling than ever before.

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Do Danish High-School Students Cycle?

Do Danish High-School Students Cycle?

| March 9, 2015

Or are they just waiting to get a driver’s license? How do you activate young people to get involved in cycling? The Danish Municipality of Svendborg and CED member, COWI, decided to study this question by organizing a project at Svendborg High School.

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More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

| March 3, 2015

An analysis showed that in the Municipality of Horsens (app. 86,000 inhabitants), the percentage of children getting to and from school themselves was lower in 4 of the district’s towns in comparison to the other schools. Now, the council has improved school routes in the 4 towns thanks to well-informed advice from its inhabitants.

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Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2015

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2015

| March 2, 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-2015 in Nantes, France. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.

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How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

In 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation received funding from the Danish National Cycling Fund and set out to investigate how to get people to choose cycling as their daily mode of transportation, and how to keep them in the saddle.

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Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

| March 2, 2015

It isn’t just car sharing that’s popular these days. In the southern part of Randers, employees at schools and businesses have become crazy for sharing electric bicycles, which has got more people in the saddle.

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