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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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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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Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

| February 17, 2016

No more red waves and heavy traffic at low speed, when driving to and from work. Copenhagen has invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals, in order to replace the old light. The new signals will save bus passengers between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time, according to the municipality. The traffic lights […]

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Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

| February 12, 2016

Quite a lot of the opposition against converting city centres from automobility to velomobility come from shop owners in city centres, who argue that by promoting cyclism, motorists are pushed out and away from shops in turn limiting or completely forfeiting a big part of the businesses revenue. We here at the Cycling Embassy of […]

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Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

| February 8, 2016

Odense as the perfect host This year, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s (CED) annual general assembly was hosted by the Municipality of Odense, the 3rd largest city of Denmark. It is difficult to think of a more suiting spot for this year’s general assembly, as just recently Odense

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The Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark

| February 1, 2016

The capital region is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians. The capital region consists of about a 100 workplaces employing some 40,000 – mainly health care professionals in hospitals – making it one of Denmark’s largest employers.​ We are the geographically smallest of Denmark’s five regions, as our area only covers 6% of […]

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Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

| January 28, 2016

Today Thursday the 28th of January 2016, Marianne Weinreich from Weinreich Mobility speaks at The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS) in Warsaw about sustainable mobility. The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management  has supported the preparation of energy plans for almost 800 municipalities around the country. To […]

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The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

| January 27, 2016

After 7 years as Head of Mobility in VEKSØ,  Mobility Consultant and Chairman of “The Cycling Embassy of Denmark”, Marianne Weinreich has started her own company “Weinreich Mobility” as of the beginning of this year.

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Weinreich Mobility

Weinreich Mobility

| January 26, 2016

Weinreich Mobility is a one-woman company founded January 2016 by me, Marianne Weinreich after working with cities as a mobility consultant the last 15 years. Expert in cycling policy & promotion I’m not an engineer, I have a background in communication. I work with all aspects of Mobility Management, but I’m an expert on cycling policy and promotion. I’ve worked with […]

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How Denmark became a cycling nation

How Denmark became a cycling nation

| January 18, 2016

In the 1960s, cars were threatening to displace bicycles in the main Danish cities. But the oil crisis, the environmental movement and a couple of controversial road projects reversed the trend. This is however just part of the story of why Danes still cycle so much.

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South America learns from Danish cycle experts

South America learns from Danish cycle experts

| January 12, 2016

In August 2015, a group of stakeholders from six South-American cities participated in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Seminar. Claudio Olivares Medina from the organisation, Bicivilizate, shares his experiences from the seminar. 

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