The Capital Region of Denmark has made the world’s first ever regional bicycle account. 1 in 5 trips is carried out by bicycle, but there are huge differences in cycling mode-share between the city, the suburbs and greater suburbs municipalities. Cycling means fewer sick days The account is based on counting’s from 2007 to 2012 […]
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More and more people are cycling in the City of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future. However, according to alderman in the City of Aarhus, Kristian Würtz, the development is going to require that the state keeps co-funding cycle projects.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Development Cooperation and the City of Copenhagen are co-hosting a symposium on urbanisation today, and of course the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is present.
True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at Velo-2015 in Nantes, France. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.
How can you increase your city’s cycle modal share? CED’s new chairman, Marianne Weinreich, will address this question at an international seminar on cycling in Malaga in Spain by sharing the results of the CHAMP project.
Marianne Weinreich, Vice-Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and Head of Mobility at the Danish consulting firm VEKSØ, is sharing Danish bicycle knowhow at a mobility conference in Trento, Italy, on Friday February 20.
In 2009, pressed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a majority in the Danish Parliament set aside one billion DKK (app. 135 million Euro) in a national Cycling Fund. Now the money has been spent on 388 cycling projects with splendid results. Yet, a new five-year Cycling Fund does not seem to be underway.
On February 10-12, the Dutch city Leeuwarden is hosting the annual Winter Cycling Congress 2015. Ole Kassow, initiator of the Danish success-concept: Cycling Without Age, is sharing his experiences driving a bicycle project in the winter months.
Children learn best through play. This goes for cycling as well. So, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation is thrilled to announce that they have been granted funds to co-finance the construction of 10 permanent bicycle playgrounds around Denmark over the next three years.
Lower speed limits mean less accidents and casualties. Still, Danish municipalities have struggled to lower speed limits to 30 and 40 km/h. But now it looks like the wind is changing. The Danish Parliament has changed their tune, and results from a pilot project support the case for lower speed limits.
Vice-chairman of the CED, Marianne Weinreich from VEKSØ, is joining the STARTS School Travel Conference in London on January 15 to share best practice examples of school cycling in Denmark.