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It Pays Off to Bike to School

It Pays Off to Bike to School

| August 26, 2013

Getting children to bike to school benefits society in terms of both economy, health, and congestion says new report.  COWI has analyzed the effect of the popular Bike to School campaign which is organized by the Danish Cyclists’ federation and TrygFonden.

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Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

The first edition of Collection of Cycle Concepts was published in 2000 and enjoyed a wide circulation among everyone interested in bicycle traffic. The simultaneous publication of the English version spread the Danish bicycle traffic experience to many parts of the world. The second edition, Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012, updates the field, featuring new […]

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How do we get more people cycling?

How do we get more people cycling?

| March 19, 2013

Several surveys have shown that people who bike on a daily basis are not only in better physical shape than people who don’t, they are also in better mental shape. But some find it difficult to incorporate the daily exercise into an already tight schedule. Thus, cycling to and from place of work or education is an easy way to incorporate physical activity as an everyday routine in an otherwise busy week. Cycling is not only good for the individual, but also for the environment, for society in the shape of lower health costs, and for companies in the shape of fewer sick days among their employees, which again increases productivity.

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Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

| December 10, 2011

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.

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Danish society profits DKK 43 million on Bike to Work

Danish society profits DKK 43 million on Bike to Work

| November 24, 2011

The Danish Bike to Work campaign organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation has been analyzed by the consulting group, COWI.

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Cycling for a good cause

Cycling for a good cause

| September 12, 2011

Cycling as a sport has grown increasingly popular in Denmark over the last years, as more and more people jump in the saddle for the sake of exercise. But many people don’t just cycle to get the exercise; they also do it for a range of good causes.

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150,000 children bike to school

150,000 children bike to school

| September 6, 2011

Yesterday – 5 September 2011 – more than 150,000 schoolchildren entered the campaign “Bike to School” organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation. The number of participants is record high!

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GPS-tech makes cycling fun!

GPS-tech makes cycling fun!

| June 29, 2011

Kids are increasingly being transported on the back of their parents’ car instead of riding a bike. Many Danish municipalities wish to change this development. One way is to combine new technology with an old story!

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Cycle City 2.0

Cycle City 2.0

| June 29, 2011

The Danish cycle cities are continuously working to brand themselves. Just recently, Odense has started a comprehensive process. This has involved a change of name, a payoff, and a whole new visual identity.

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Campaign helps kids remember the lights

Campaign helps kids remember the lights

| December 13, 2010

Counts of bike lights in Denmark show that the number of cyclists with lights on has increased over the last five years. However, one in six still cycle without lights and is thus a danger to themselves and to others. The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is trying to rectify this tendency through the light and reflector campaign “LYS PÅ – med Ludvig” (LIGHTS ON – with Ludvig).

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How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

| November 15, 2010

Motorists’ and cyclists’ awareness of each other is central to traffic safety, and this awareness grows the more cyclists are on the road network – it is a positive spiral.

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Cycling and leisure time

Cycling and leisure time

| November 15, 2010

Combining bicycle-related events with already existing events is a great way to promote leisure-time cycling. Follow the example of Odense.

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The Bicycle Butler – from scolding fingers to oil and a smile

The Bicycle Butler – from scolding fingers to oil and a smile

| November 3, 2010

With its new approach to parking problems, the City of Copenhagen attempts to create behavioural change by offering cyclists an extra service.

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A record number of children are biking

A record number of children are biking

| September 16, 2010

Today – September 6th – more than 140.000 schoolchildren are biking to school

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Electrify your bike in Odense

Electrify your bike in Odense

In Odense, the conventional bicycle is now being accompanied by the electric bike

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