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New bicycle bridge in Copenhagen

New bicycle bridge in Copenhagen

| April 14, 2014

A new bicycle bridge in Copenhagen is taking shape. Last week, the last major bridge sections were lifted into place, and over the next months, one of Copenhagen’s most demanded bike improvements will be completed. The 12,000 cyclists who every day has to pull their bike up and down the stairs at Copenhagen Mall, will […]

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Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014

Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014

| April 10, 2014

In late May, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with the Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014 for the sixth time. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.

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From asphalt to behaviour – more cyclists in Copenhagen

From asphalt to behaviour – more cyclists in Copenhagen

| April 10, 2014

How do we make more car drivers take the bicycle to work and school each morning? That was the challenge given to us by The Technical and Environmental Administration in the City of Copenhagen earlier this year. They have an ambitious goal to increase the number of citizens riding their bikes to work and school […]

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To cycle or not to cycle…

To cycle or not to cycle…

| April 10, 2014

Thomas Madsen, University of Southern Denmark What does it take for the Danes to cycle? Most people know that cycling is healthier than going by car or bus. Even so, it is hard for people to change their behaviour. Both the physical surroundings and individual conditions influence our choice of our means of transport in […]

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34 new mobility projects in Odense

34 new mobility projects in Odense

| April 10, 2014

In 2009 Odense City Council passed an ambitious traffic and mobility plan that is meant to markedly change the infrastructure of the city and further sustainable traffic. Since it was opened in 1970, the large city through road Thomas B. Thriges Gade has been heavily debated and many suggestions for projects have been suggested over […]

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New publication from the City of Copenhagen

New publication from the City of Copenhagen

| April 10, 2014

Focus on cycling is a new publication, communicating guidelines for the road projects in the city of Copenhagen. The purpose is to contribute to road projects in Copenhagen being designed so that bicycle traffic is considered as optimal as possible.

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UN-Habitat and ECF sign agreement to promote cycling worldwide

UN-Habitat and ECF sign agreement to promote cycling worldwide

| April 9, 2014

UN-Habitat and European Cyclists’ Federation sign Memorandum of Understanding on promoting cycling as a sustainable means of transport worldwide Dr. Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the “Promotion of Cycling as a Sustainable Means of Transportation”. This agreement engages […]

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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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Desde el asfalto a los patrones de conducta – más ciclistas en Copenhague

Desde el asfalto a los patrones de conducta – más ciclistas en Copenhague

| April 1, 2014

Por Line Groes    ¿Cómo podemos llegar a más conductores para que viajen en bicicleta por las mañanas camino al trabajo y al estudio? Éste fue el reto que nos puso la Administración Técnica y del Ambiente de la Municipalidad de Copenhague a principios de este año, a propósito de una ambiciosa meta de aumentar el […]

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Vom Bleifuß zum Pedalritter – mehr Radfahrer für Kopenhagen

Vom Bleifuß zum Pedalritter – mehr Radfahrer für Kopenhagen

| April 1, 2014

Wie gelingt es uns, mehr Autofahrer zum Umsteigen auf das Fahrrad zu motivieren,  wenn sie ihre morgendlichen Wege zur Arbeit oder zur Ausbildungsstelle zurücklegen? Diese herausfordernde Frage wurde uns Anfang des Jahres vom Amt für Technik und Umwelt der Kopenhagener Kommunalverwaltung gestellt. Das Amt hat das ehrgeizige Ziel, die Anzahl der Rad fahrenden Arbeitnehmer und […]

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Rad fahren oder nicht Rad fahren…

Rad fahren oder nicht Rad fahren…

| April 1, 2014

Thomas Madsen, University of Southern Denmark Was fehlt noch, damit die Dänen Rad fahren? Kurz gesagt: Die meisten wissen, dass Radfahren gesünder ist als Bus- oder Autofahren. Trotzdem fällt es den Leuten schwer, ihr Verhalten zu ändern. Sowohl dem Lebensumfeld als auch den individuellen Verhältnissen kommt Bedeutung bei der täglichen Wahl des Verkehrsmittels zu. Körperliche […]

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34 neue Mobilitätsprojekte in Odense

34 neue Mobilitätsprojekte in Odense

| April 1, 2014

Im Jahr 2009 beschloss der Stadtrat von Odense einen ehrgeizigen Verkehrs- und Mobilitätsplan, der die Infrastruktur der Stadt auf spürbare Weise ändern und nachhaltigen Verkehr fördern soll. Seit seiner Öffnung im Jahr 1970 bildet der große Straßendurchbruch Thomas B. Thriges Gade immer wieder den Gegenstand großer Debatten, und viele, die gesamte Stadtmitte betreffende Projektentwürfe sind […]

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Pedalear o no pedalear

Pedalear o no pedalear

| April 1, 2014

Thomas Madsen, University of Southern Denmark Resumen: La mayoría de la gente sabe que el ciclismo es más saludable que conducir en coche o en autobús. Aún así, es difícil que la gente cambie su comportamiento. Tanto el medio físico como factores individuales influyen en nuestra elección del medio de transporte en la vida cotidiana. […]

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34 nuevos proyectos de movilidad en Odense

34 nuevos proyectos de movilidad en Odense

| April 1, 2014

En el 2009, el Consejo Municipal de Odense aprobó un ambicioso plan de movilidad y tráfico, que de manera significativa cambiará la infraestructura de la ciudad y promoverá el transporte sostenible. Desde su inauguración en 1970, el mayor avance de la ciudad, la calle Thomas B. Thrigesgade, ha sido motivo de un gran debate y […]

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Una nueva publicación de la Municipalidad de Copenhague

Una nueva publicación de la Municipalidad de Copenhague

| April 1, 2014

 “Enfocando en el Ciclismo” es una nueva publicación que difunde lineamientos para los proyectos viales de la Municipalidad de Copenhague. El objetivo es contribuir a que los proyectos de vialidad en Copenhague sean diseñados de manera que el tráfico de bicicletas esté integrado en la planificación de la mejor manera posible.   Niels Tørsløv, Director […]

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Neue Publikation der Stadt Kopenhagen

Neue Publikation der Stadt Kopenhagen

| April 1, 2014

Focus on Cycling ist eine neue Publikation, die die Richtlinien für die Verkehrsprojekte der Stadt Kopenhagen darlegen soll. Die Darstellung soll dazu beitragen, in Kopenhagen Verkehrsprojekte zu entwickeln, die den Fahrradverkehr auf bestmögliche Weise berücksichtigen. Über die Veröffentlichung schreibt Niels Tørsløv, Direktor des Straßenverkehrsamtes der Stadt Kopenhagen: “Das Ziel der in Focus on Cycling vorgestellten […]

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Klaus Bondam is key-speaker at VELOBerlin this weekend

Klaus Bondam is key-speaker at VELOBerlin this weekend

| March 28, 2014

Denmark is one of the world’s leading bicycle countries. The Danish capital is one of the world’s leading bicycle cities. Klaus Bondam is director of both the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and former Cycling Mayor of Copenhagen. Therefore, he is a highly profiled speaker on the international cycling scene. This week he has given lectures in […]

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First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

| March 19, 2014

The European Parliament has brought forward the possibility of ground breaking lorry/truck safety design with a vote yesterday in the Parliament. The MEPs voted in favour of allowing an increase in the front of the cabs. The MEPs inserted amendments that some of this space has to be used to decrease blind spots at the […]

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Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

| March 14, 2014

There is hardly any other city in the world that encourages bicycle traffic like Copenhagen. In doing so, the city called on consulting group COWI for help. By using advanced simulating software called PTV Vissim, COWI was able to realistically simulate current and future bicycle traffic. Read the full article here

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Sustainable City Development in Milan

Sustainable City Development in Milan

| March 12, 2014

The North Italian City of Milano wants to become greener by using Danish solutions. Therefore, Danish based Bikway and CED members Gehl Architects, HOE360 Consulting and the City of Copenhagen visited Milano in order to share their expertise and engage in a co-creation workshop on the green future of the city. The aim is to […]

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