After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
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On october 24th, the Bauhaus University in Weimar are hosting a symposium with the title “Learning from Copenhagen – Urban design and architecture for the new urban mobility.”
In our recent newsletter we wrote about the fantastic project called “Cycling Without Age“. We invite you to view the magnificent speech founder Ole Kassow gave at the TedX CopenhagenSalon event on mobility at Copenhagen Airport on september 17th.
A delegation from Kaliningrad City Counsil are visiting the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish Cyclists’ Federation on tuesday september 16th. The purpose of the visit is to seek inspiration from Copenhagen’s way of planning infrastructure, especially the bicycle planning program.
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation and The European Cyclists’ Federation will be hosting a workshop titled “Local policies, science and advocacy for cycling”. The workshop will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 23rd October.
During July, one of Denmarks most busy train stations, Noerreport Station, was equipped with the first of nine “bicycle beds”. The bicycle beds are a new innovative bicyckle parking system designed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects and COBE.
During these days, the Delhi-Copenhagen Urban Challenge is taking place in Copenhagen. On this occasion, Maria Helledi Streuli, Project Manager at the Municipality of Copenhagen, will host a lecture on mobility management.
Mobility, planning and cycling: a study from Lund University in Sweden has compared the role of urban cycling and transport planning in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, and the results could serve as a guide for other cities struggling with cycling safety. Watch a small teaser for the PhD study.
The wait will soon be over: the Municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg are getting a new bike share system. The new bikes were presented by Minister of Transport, Pia Olsen Dyhr, Mayor of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Administration, Ayfer Baykal, and Mayor of Frederiskberg, Jørgen Glenthøj.
According to the lifestyle magazine Monocle, Copenhagen is the world’s most liveable city. It is the second time the Danish capital wins the title, the last time being in 2008. Then and now, bicycles play an essential role for Copenhagen’s high level of life quality for the city’s residents and visitors.
The City with Innovative Cycling Solutions For Copenhageners, cycling is as natural as brushing their teeth. Very few Copenhageners regard themselves as ”cyclists.” Most see themselves merely as citizens who transport themselves from A to B, using the fastest and most flexible mode of transport, which the bicycle just happens to be in most cases.