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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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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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Cycling Tourism Danish Style

Cycling Tourism Danish Style

| March 2, 2015

Cycling tourism in Europe is growing, and more and more destinations are trying to get a piece of the pie. The interest in cycling holidays is rising, and competition is hard.

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CED’s new chairman speaking at conference in Malaga today

CED’s new chairman speaking at conference in Malaga today

| February 26, 2015

How can you increase your city’s cycle modal share? CED’s new chairman, Marianne Weinreich, will address this question at an international seminar on cycling in Malaga in Spain by sharing the results of the CHAMP project.

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New Chairman for the Cycling Embassy of Denmark

New Chairman for the Cycling Embassy of Denmark

| February 26, 2015

Marianne Weinreich from the Danish company VEKSØ was elected chairman at the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Annual General Assembly yesterday.

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Meno: New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

Meno: New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

| February 25, 2015

Three members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, VEKSØ, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have joined forces and developed a new and different type of cargo bicycle parking facility that is small, flexible, and safe!

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SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

| February 23, 2015

Mutual gains were obtained when the Danish Municipality of Svendborg engaged in a collaboration with local high schools. Part of the purpose was to find solutions for specific challenges through collaboration with the target audience.

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CED promoting new mobility culture in northern Italy

CED promoting new mobility culture in northern Italy

| February 17, 2015

Marianne Weinreich, Vice-Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and Head of Mobility at the Danish consulting firm VEKSØ, is sharing Danish bicycle knowhow at a mobility conference in Trento, Italy, on Friday February 20.

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The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

| February 11, 2015

In 2009, pressed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a majority in the Danish Parliament set aside one billion DKK (app. 135 million Euro) in a national Cycling Fund. Now the money has been spent on 388 cycling projects with splendid results. Yet, a new five-year Cycling Fund does not seem to be underway.

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