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.”
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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.
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.
Today, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark met with a delegation from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The delegates are in Copenhagen this week to study the European Green Capital 2014.