The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and its EMBARQ sustainable mobility initiative recently published its new guidelines “Cities Safer by Design.” This report provides key design principles for cities to make street safer. The publication was qualified during EMBARQ’s participation in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s “Bikeable City Masterclass.”
Jakob Schiøtt Stenbæk Madsen
Political consultant at Danish Cyclists' Federation
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It can be hard to determine the exact effect of cycle campaigns, but the tendency in the Danish bicycle culture is clear: In cities that make a systematic effort at promoting cycling, more and more people choose to cycle. There is no doubt that cycle campaigns play a part in this success. This catalogue gives an overview of 14 concrete campaigns, their goals, how they worked in practice, and their results.
The Danish Bike to Work campaign organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation has been analyzed by the consulting group, COWI.
The Swedish Transport Administration invited Helle Søholt, Gehl Architiects, to contribute as Key Note speaker and to take part in the panel discussion at the seminar Think Future, Strategies for the transport-system of tomorrow, in Stockholm on the 8th of November.
Atkins Denmark is contributing with bicycle knowledge and solutions in connection with Atkins UK’s Masterplan for Oxford Circus and Regent Street
It must be made even easier to choose the bike in favour of the car when going into town from further afield. The City of Copenhagen has joined 17 other municipalities and the Capital Region to create the cycle track’s version of the motorway: the cycle superhighway
Copenhagen is known worldwide as a city with a strong cycling culture and a fantastic cycling infrastructure. So when traffic planners, architects and journalists speak about Copenhagen inspiring other cities to improve urban living, mobility and the environment by promoting cycling, they use the term “copenhagenize”.
Earlier today, the New Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced the official common government policy entitled “A Denmark that stands together”. The government policy propose some interesting traffic solutions.
A non-legislative resolution seeking an EU-wide 30 km/h speed limit in residential areas is adopted by the European Parliament
The city of Copenhagen and the city of Frederiksberg, as well as the Public Transport Operators Metroselskabet and DSB S-tog have entered a collaboration on the development and establishment of a bike-sharing system, which in a first step covers the cities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg
How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark In Denmark, as in many other countries, the bicycle is used during leisure time, for sports, and to a great extent also as a means of transport in connection with home-work trips and short-distance transport during working hours, etc. Photos; Cycling Embassy of Denmark
GPS-tech makes cycling fun! Kids are increasingly being transported on the back of their parents’ car instead of riding a bike. Many Danish municipalities wish to change this development. One way is to combine new technology with an old story! Photos; Cycling Embassy of Denmark
Text; Digital tool makes it easier to be a bicycle tourist Since February, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and about 70 bicycle-keen volunteers have been working on merging map data and local landmarks. Now, the route planner is here. Photos; Cycling Embassy of Denmark
Text; Cycling for a good cause Cycling as a sport has grown increasingly popular in Denmark over the last years, as more and more people jump in the saddle for the sake of exercise. But many people don’t just cycle to get the exercise; they also do it for a range of good causes. Photos; […]
Text; Cycling children are healthy children; healthy children are happy children The number of lifestyle-related diseases is on the rise. However, socio-economic studies show that there is a lot to be gained by learning healthy transport habits from an early age – both in terms of fitness ratings and good spirits. Photos; Cycling Embassy of […]
Text; Bicycle parking to do or not to do! Cities all over the world are committed to getting more people cycling for the benefit of the climate, the cities, and the health of the individual. But where do the bicycles go when they are not in use? Many planners, architects, and entrepreneurs forget to […]