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Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

| November 29, 2016

STUDY: Gladsaxe Municipality has saved expenses of around half a billion DKK on healthcare since 1986. Traffic reorganization has resulted in fewer accidents and more bicycle lanes have resulted in more people cycling. Together this has meant great reductions in healthcare expenses. The purpose of Gladsaxe’s long-term work on speed reductions, traffic safety and the construction of bicycle lanes has been […]

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CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

| October 6, 2016

In the autumn of 2016, Lotte Bech, member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and architect from Urban Cycle Planning, visited the Japanese cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa and Tokyo. Lotte Bech visited schools and kinder gardens to do workshops on cycling games. The trip had an aim of inspiring the Japanese communities to focus […]

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The Danish Bicycle Games in Rio de Janeiro

The Danish Bicycle Games in Rio de Janeiro

| September 23, 2016

Parallel to The Olympic Games in Rio, a bicycle initiative took place in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Here the Brazilian bicycle organization, Bike Anjo, had arranged a bicycle workshop with an array of games, ideas, and inspiration. Balder Brøndsted, a representative of the Danish Cyclists´ Federation and VisitDenmark, participated in the workshop, to […]

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In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

| September 14, 2016

Every year when a new class of Danish children starts school, they are also preparing themselves to getting to school for the first time. Traditionally, the year group of children is primarily being taught traffic safety. However at the municipality of Odense in Denmark, they are promoting bicycling in schools by adding it to the […]

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New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

| August 11, 2016

Unique app combines automatic tracking with targeted coaching – and the whole of Denmark is cycling along. The app “Ta’ Cyklen” (Get Cycling) has been downloaded almost 14.000 times in four weeks. The goal of the app was 10.000 downloads – a goal that was reached within the first two weeks. The campaign Health issues due to inactivity […]

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Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

| August 8, 2016

At the World Bike Forum in Santiago, Lotte Bech of Cycling Embassy of Denmark, and the local organization Bicivilizate initiated a cycling training program in kindergartens. This was recognized as one of the reasons for awarding the City of Santiago the 2017 International Sustainable Transport Award. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning Cycling Games in […]

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Better bike solutions by including pupils

Better bike solutions by including pupils

| August 8, 2016

The company ’Traffic at Children’s Height’ (Trafik i Børnehøjde in Danish) has developed a method to handle problems surrounding school roads. The method puts traffic on the schools’ agenda by including pupils in its traffic solutions. In Traffic at Children’s Height we have used two years to develop a concept which can handle the behaviour, […]

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Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

| April 29, 2016

This year’s Velo-City Global was hosted by Taipei, a huge player in the production of bike components and frames. Taipei, is at the same time, like many other Asian mega-cities, subject to rapid population growth due to the exponential urbanisation of Taiwan. According to Niels Hoé Asian cities problems with congestion is of a very […]

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Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

| March 15, 2016

Clicking the title of the leaflet will access both the English and Chinese version (the Chinese translation is attached after the page in English).  Every year when the Cycling Embassy of Denmark visits the Velo-City conference, we naturally bring along informational leaflets on various cycling related topics. This way we can quite easily share loads […]

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In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

| February 25, 2016

Once more our member, the municipality of Odense, has caught the eye of the international media due to their success in promoting bicycling. This time it is The Washington Post which recently published an article about the municipalities focus on alternative transport for even the smallest children. Actually the municipality has been so successful in promoting […]

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Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

| December 9, 2015

This autumn, there has been a serious focus on cycling among the youngest inhabitants in Odense. This has resulted in 850 children taking part in the cycling campaign “Rap i trafikken” and 45 kindergarten teachers being educated in cycling games.

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10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

| December 4, 2015

Permanent bicycle playgrounds where kids can become cycle safe will be implemented in ten cities throughout Denmark. Out of twenty really good applications, ten municipalities have been selected.

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Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

| November 20, 2015

Fostering a new generation of young cyclists through Cycling Games is an important step towards getting more people to use the bicycle as their preferred means of transportation. The Danish concept, Cycling Games, has gained popularity in Colombia and the aim is to spread it further across South America.

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50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

| November 11, 2015

In November, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s light and bike reflector campaign will be teaching pupils in 4th grade across the country to remember bike lights.

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Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

| October 9, 2015

At this year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference the Danish project CykelScore (BikeScore) was awarded with a runner up prize in the category “Technical Innovation”.

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School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

| September 22, 2015

With the participation of pupils this project is striving to improve the conditions for cyclists in their daily commute to school. With a strong focus on participatory democracy, the school has derived a comprehensive plan to make the young ones feel safer when biking to school.

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Cycling games spread across Denmark

Cycling games spread across Denmark

| September 7, 2015

More and more kindergarten children play games on bicycles and in the near future 10 Danish cities get permanent bicycle playgrounds. The concept of cycling games developed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has made significant headway.

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How we get children to bike

How we get children to bike

| August 31, 2015

In September, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s campaign “Bike to School” hits Danish schools for the fifteenth year in a row. Every year, the campaign gets thousands of new children cyclists out on the school routes and thus contributes to keeping the Danish bicycle culture alive.

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CykelScore makes children bike more in Odense

CykelScore makes children bike more in Odense

| August 17, 2015

The Municipality of Odense has increased children’s cycling through the concept, CykelScore.

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Danes support children’s right to bike

Danes support children’s right to bike

| August 12, 2015

According to new data from Statistics Denmark, 96% of the Danish population thinks more should be done to give more children the opportunity to bike in Denmark.

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