Jakob Schiøtt Stenbæk Madsen

Political consultant at Danish Cyclists' Federation

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Newsletter 4 – September 2011

Newsletter 4 – September 2011

| September 14, 2011

UCI Road World Championships hits Copenhagen The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is ready to greet the approximately 1,500 international journalists during the UCI Road World Championships—and show them how to bike the Danish way. Read more Cycling for a good cause Cycling as a sport has grown increasingly popular in Denmark over the last years, […]

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UCI Road World Championships hit Copenhagen

UCI Road World Championships hit Copenhagen

| September 14, 2011

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is ready to greet the approximately 1,500 international journalists during the UCI Road World Championships—and show them how to bike the Danish way.

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Digital tool makes it easier to be a bicycle tourist

Digital tool makes it easier to be a bicycle tourist

| September 12, 2011

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.

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City of Middelfart

City of Middelfart

| September 7, 2011

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City of Aalborg

City of Aalborg

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150,000 children bike to school

150,000 children bike to school

| September 6, 2011

Yesterday – 5 September 2011 – more than 150,000 schoolchildren entered the campaign “Bike to School” organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation. The number of participants is record high!

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Why the world need a Cycling Embassy

Why the world need a Cycling Embassy

| September 1, 2011

Vox pop from the closing workshop at the Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen 2010.

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The Mayor of Copenhagen – UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen

The Mayor of Copenhagen – UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen

| August 25, 2011

The City of Copenhagen will be hosting the UCI Road World Championships September 19 – 25, 2011 and the city plans to celebrate this with a Bicycle Festival that offers exciting and fun activities and events for people of all ages.

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Experiments with flexible parking in Copenhagen

Experiments with flexible parking in Copenhagen

| August 22, 2011

Atkins has provided counseling to a new study on flexible parking spaces for the City of Copenhagen. The idea behind the flexible parking is to allow cyclists and motorists to switch using the car park on the street as needed.

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The British Cycling Economy

The British Cycling Economy

| August 22, 2011

Interesting study made by Dr. Alexander Grous, LSE, and SKY showing that the British cycling industry is “generating an estimated £2.9b per annum with strong signs of sustainable growth over the long term”.

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City’s biking industry rakes in 1.3 billion

City’s biking industry rakes in 1.3 billion

Being the “city of cyclists” has its economic benefits. The story is borrowed from the COPENHAGEN post.

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Newsletter 3 – July 2011

Newsletter 3 – July 2011

Bicycle Account creates better bicycle conditions The City of Copenhagen has just published its Bicycle Account 2010, which shows the advances in cycle traffic in the Danish capital – and where there is room for improvement. Read more Cycle City 2.0 The Danish cycle cities are continuously working to brand themselves. Just recently, Odense has […]

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Bicycle Account creates better bicycle conditions

Bicycle Account creates better bicycle conditions

The City of Copenhagen has just published its Bicycle Account 2010, which shows the advances in cycle traffic in the Danish capital – and where there is room for improvement.

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X-tra bikes on the S-train

X-tra bikes on the S-train

The first S-trains with double space for bikes are now up and running. S-train has introduced one-way traffic in the new bike compartments to make it easier and faster to get on and off.

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Bikeability

Bikeability

As part of the bikeability research project the University of Copenhagen conducted a street survey of bicyclist’s preferences and behavior. The video summaries the project and the street survey, and offers a good visual impression of the intensity in the Copenhagen bicycle culture.

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Nordic Cycle Cities

Nordic Cycle Cities

During the past year 11 Nordic municipalities (Frederikshavn, Viborg, Silkeborg and Randers from Denmark, Kristiansand and Sandefjord from Norway and Varberg, Mölndal, Svenljunga, Mariestad and Tranemo from Sweden) have worked together to increase the modal split of cycling. The goal is to reduce the number of short car trips and thus reduce CO2 emissions from transportation and secure a healthier lifestyle among the citizens.

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The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

Andreas Røhl lays forward the Copenhagen challenges and highlight some of the carrots, sticks and tambourines that the city of Copenhagen takes into use when pursuing the goal of gaining market shares in favour of cycling. Watch the presentation from last years Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen

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Odense – Bicycle infrastructure

Odense – Bicycle infrastructure

Odense is Denmark’s third largest city with 185 000 inhabitants. During the time of 1999 and 2002 it was the official National Cycle City of Denmark. In these four years the Ministry of Transport and the National Road Directorate financed engineering and infrastructural measures combined with publicity or motivational campaign and practical offers to promote active modes of transport.

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Danish Architect Jan Gehl on Good Cities for Bicycling

Danish Architect Jan Gehl on Good Cities for Bicycling

Bicyclists represent a different and somewhat rapid form of foot traffic, but in terms of sensory experiences, life and movement, they are part of the rest of city life. Naturally, bicyclists are welcome in support of the goal to promote lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. The following is about planning good cities for bicyclists, and is handled relatively narrowly and in direct relation to a discussion on the human dimension in city planning.

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Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Members of the Cycling Embassy did last week a series of presentations to a delegation from I-Sustain. John Mauro, Cascade Bicycle Club did this blog post.

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