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38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

| March 24, 2015

According to a survey, many people would actually like to bike more. But the municipalities need to lend them a helping hand. Several Danish municipalities already have good experiences to share.  

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CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

| March 19, 2015

‘Ta’ Cyklen Danmark’ or in English ‘Get on your Bicycle Denmark’ is the name of the new campaign which aims to get more Danes cycling – especially when travelling less than 5 km.

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Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

| March 11, 2015

Watch this video to see how Helle Søholt, CEO at Gehl Architects, explains why changing a city’s culture can make it flourish in numerous ways. More important than the way the city looks and feels, is the process it took to get there.

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Ambitious Cycling Plan Generates Higher Investments in Cycling in Middelfart

Ambitious Cycling Plan Generates Higher Investments in Cycling in Middelfart

| March 10, 2015

Even though the Danish Municipality of Middelfart is small (app. 36,500 inhabitants), ambitions are high. The drawing up of a cycling plan has had great results, and the municipality now invests more money in bicycling than ever before.

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Do Danish High-School Students Cycle?

Do Danish High-School Students Cycle?

| March 9, 2015

Or are they just waiting to get a driver’s license? How do you activate young people to get involved in cycling? The Danish Municipality of Svendborg and CED member, COWI, decided to study this question by organizing a project at Svendborg High School.

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More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

| March 3, 2015

An analysis showed that in the Municipality of Horsens (app. 86,000 inhabitants), the percentage of children getting to and from school themselves was lower in 4 of the district’s towns in comparison to the other schools. Now, the council has improved school routes in the 4 towns thanks to well-informed advice from its inhabitants.

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How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

In 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation received funding from the Danish National Cycling Fund and set out to investigate how to get people to choose cycling as their daily mode of transportation, and how to keep them in the saddle.

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Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

| March 2, 2015

It isn’t just car sharing that’s popular these days. In the southern part of Randers, employees at schools and businesses have become crazy for sharing electric bicycles, which has got more people in the saddle.

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Cycling Tourism Danish Style

Cycling Tourism Danish Style

| March 2, 2015

Cycling tourism in Europe is growing, and more and more destinations are trying to get a piece of the pie. The interest in cycling holidays is rising, and competition is hard.

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Meno: New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

Meno: New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

| February 25, 2015

Three members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, VEKSØ, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have joined forces and developed a new and different type of cargo bicycle parking facility that is small, flexible, and safe!

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SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

| February 23, 2015

Mutual gains were obtained when the Danish Municipality of Svendborg engaged in a collaboration with local high schools. Part of the purpose was to find solutions for specific challenges through collaboration with the target audience.

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The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

| February 11, 2015

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.

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Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

| February 3, 2015

Despite an increase in cycling in the Municipality of Aarhus, bicycle theft has decreased from 6,930 thefts in 2011 to 4,894 in 2014.

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10 Danish cities get bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish cities get bicycle playgrounds

| January 30, 2015

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.

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Cycling app makes employees bike more

Cycling app makes employees bike more

| January 27, 2015

A sense of community, competitions and prizes motivate cyclists to go for more km. According to the results from a local bicycle campaign in the Municipality of Randers in Denmark, 47 % bike more than usual when using the cycling app.

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Cycle Super Highways generate more cyclists

Cycle Super Highways generate more cyclists

| January 23, 2015

Denmark’s second Cycle Super Highway has made 52 % more commuters choose the bike over the car says new report.

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Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

| January 20, 2015

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. 

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New Bicycle Parking for Copenhageners

New Bicycle Parking for Copenhageners

| January 13, 2015

After four years of construction, Copenhageners can finally start using the new “bicycle beds” at Nørreport Station.

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The Danish Bicycle Culture in Numbers

The Danish Bicycle Culture in Numbers

| January 12, 2015

How many Danes bike? And why are the Danes so keen on cyling? These are a just a few of the FAQs, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark gets on a regular basis. The latest data from the Danish National Travel Survey provides some of the anwers.

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Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

| January 8, 2015

The number of Danes killed in traffic in 2014 looks to be one of the lowest since monitoring began in the 1930s. The number of accidents involving right-turning trucks has decreased immensely as well.

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