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New Intelligent Cycle Track Lighting

New Intelligent Cycle Track Lighting

| April 8, 2014

The Municipality of Middelfart can boast of having the most modern type of lighting: The lights turn themselves on when a cyclist or pedestrian comes by, and then turns itself down low again. Watch the video!

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Danish bike parade in St. Petersburg

Danish bike parade in St. Petersburg

| October 15, 2013

In celebration of this year’s Europe Day, St. Petersburg organized a Danish-inspired bike parade and met with Minister of the Environment, Ida Auken. The Danish bicycle culture is still in style all over the world.

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What can the Danes learn from the Dutch?

What can the Danes learn from the Dutch?

| October 2, 2013

Even a leading cycling nation like Denmark needs new inspiration once in a while. So in September 2013, 23 representatives of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark journeyed to the Netherlands.

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New Danish school uses CykelScore to boost cycling

New Danish school uses CykelScore to boost cycling

| September 9, 2013

The Danish city Frederikshavn has high ambitions: They want to become the healthiest and most exercising municipality of Northern Jutland. As part of this strategy, the brand new school, “Nordstjerneskolen,” wants to become Denmark’s most bicycle-friendly school. CykelScore is part of their strategy.

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New book on promotion of active travel in urban areas now available

New book on promotion of active travel in urban areas now available

| September 1, 2013

The book “Aspects of active travel – How to encourage people to walk or cycle in urban areas” is now available. Marianne Weinreich of VEKSØ, member and Vice Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, has contributed to the book with an article about Danish best practice.

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Chicagohagen: lessons learned from Denmark

Chicagohagen: lessons learned from Denmark

| August 26, 2013

Once the stomping grounds of Al Capone, Chicago’s ambition is now to become the number one cycle city in the U.S. In July, they journeyed to Copenhagen to seek counsel and inspiration from members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark on how to become “Chicagohagen.”

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Chicagohagen: Gesammelte Erfahrungen aus Dänemark

Chicagohagen: Gesammelte Erfahrungen aus Dänemark

| August 26, 2013

Chicago, die Heimat von Al Capone, setzt heute darauf, die Top-Fahrradstadt der Vereinigten Staaten zu werden. Im Juli reiste man deswegen nach Kopenhagen, um bei den Mitgliedern der Dänischen Fahrradbotschaft Rat und Inspiration dafür zu holen, wie Chicago am besten zu „Chicagohagen“ werden kann.

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Copenhagen’ s new bike share system unveiled

Copenhagen’ s new bike share system unveiled

| August 23, 2013

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.

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Cycling: the city changer

Cycling: the city changer

| August 20, 2013

“Cities around the world are looking to cycling as a way to cut congestion, reduce pollution and encourage exercise among their citizens, but how do you turn a network of crowded streets into a streamlined, safe and welcoming environment for cyclists?”

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Chicago enroute to ‘Copenhagenization’

Chicago enroute to ‘Copenhagenization’

| July 22, 2013

In mid-July, a group of 18 Chicagoans including Deputy Mayor, Steve Koch, went on a study trip to Copenhagen to seek the council of Danish experts.

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Meet the Cycling Embassy of Denmark at Velo-city 2013

Meet the Cycling Embassy of Denmark at Velo-city 2013

| June 5, 2013

In June 2013, city and traffic planners, NGOs, researchers and other cycle experts from around the world will gather at Velo-city 2013 in Vienna. Of course, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will also be on the spot. Come and meet us at our exhibit and exchange knowledge with us.

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The Danish Cyclists’ Federation launches new campaign for kindergartens

The Danish Cyclists’ Federation launches new campaign for kindergartens

| June 5, 2013

In May 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation launched its new campaign, ”We can bike!” The campaign is based on the concept of “Cycling Games” and brings the bike into Danish kindergartens.

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Treffen mit der Dänischen Fahrradbotschaft auf der Velo-City 2013

Treffen mit der Dänischen Fahrradbotschaft auf der Velo-City 2013

| June 5, 2013

Im Juni 2013 werden sich Verkehrs- und Stadtplaner, NGOs, Wissenschaftler und andere Fahrradexperten aus aller Welt aufmachen zur Velo-City 2013 in Wien. Natürlich wird auch die Dänische Fahrradbotschaft zur Stelle sein. Kommt und trefft uns an unserem Stand und tauscht mit uns Wissen aus.

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Danish Cyclists´ Federation startet neue Kindergarten-Kampagne

Danish Cyclists´ Federation startet neue Kindergarten-Kampagne

| June 5, 2013

Im Mai 2013 brachte die Danish Cyklists´Federation, die Dänische Radfahrer-Vereinigung, ihre neue Kampagne „Wir können Rad fahren!“ auf den Weg. Die Kampagne basiert auf dem Konzept Fahrradspiel der Vereinigung und soll das Fahrrad in die Kindergärten Dänemarks bringen.

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Reelight GO awarded with prestigious design prize

Reelight GO awarded with prestigious design prize

| March 26, 2013

Reelight, a member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, won the “red dot: best of the best” award at this year’s Red dot Design Award competition in Essen, Germany.

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ITS makes cycling safer

ITS makes cycling safer

| February 8, 2013

Increasing numbers of cyclists on Copenhagen’s cycle tracks require new approaches to planning and implementing cycling infrastructure. Casper Wulff of consulting company and new member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Rambøll, points to ITS technology as part of the answer. 

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New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

| January 10, 2013

In 1993, Denmark established the world’s first official signed national cycle route network. Since the establishment of the approx. 3,500 km of routes, however, there has not been so much focus on it. A new report on the condition of the routes proposes changes to route structure and signage.

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Newsletter 9 – December 2012

Newsletter 9 – December 2012

| December 4, 2012

Bicycle ambassadors, Denmark’s first Park and Bike Terminal, a new GPS-based campaign, and the winter cycling habits of the Danes. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

| December 4, 2012

For two years, Randers Cycle City has collaborated with 18 active bicycle ambassadors who work to get more people to jump on bikes in Randers.

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Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

| December 4, 2012

Elisabeth Frederiksen, 52, bikes 27 kilometres per day and is an unflinching cyclist who sticks to the cycle tracks almost all year round. When asked why she does not let the cold winter months stop her from taking her daily bike ride, she answers, ‘Because I cannot do without it.’

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