By Troels Andersen, COWI A/S The infrastructure is the basic for developing a cycle culture. Most major cities in Denmark do have rather fine facilities for cyclists, even though the cycle net still needs to be extended and improved. The major Danish cities do have like 300 – 500 kilometres of cycle paths each [...]
By Troels Andersen, COWI A/S Until the late nineties all Danish cycle campaigns focused on the prevention of cycle accidents. The campaigns are mainly based on the initiative of the Road Safety Council, the Road Directorate and the municipalities in cooperation. Later on the major cities have started cycle promotion campaigns, sometimes in cooperation with [...]
It can be hard to determine the exact effect of cycle campaigns, but the tendency in the Danish bicycle culture is clear: In cities that make a systematic effort at promoting cycling, more and more people choose to cycle. There is no doubt that cycle campaigns play a part in this success. This catalogue gives an overview of 14 concrete campaigns, their goals, how they worked in practice, and their results.
The Danish Bike to Work campaign organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation has been analyzed by the consulting group, COWI.
When you use a bike as a child, chances are that you will also use a bike as a grown-up