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New Research: city layouts control our mobility

New Research: city layouts control our mobility

| April 5, 2016

A new study published in the scientific journal The Lancet proves that the layout of your local neighbourhood determines your mobility choices, says the Danish newspaper Politiken. The study is based on 6.800 adults in 14 cities across 10 countries, and determines that people living in neighbourhoods built to promote walking and cycling get up to […]

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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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Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

| February 17, 2016

No more red waves and heavy traffic at low speed, when driving to and from work. Copenhagen has invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals, in order to replace the old light. The new signals will save bus passengers between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time, according to the municipality. The traffic lights […]

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New study: What is a cyclist?

New study: What is a cyclist?

| December 9, 2015

With support from the national bicycle fund, The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – greatly aided by the innovation bureau IS IT A BIRD – examined what might make more people make the transition to using the bicycle as a means of transport. The report is now available in English.

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Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

| December 9, 2015

Better and safer bicycle lanes – that is the goal for the project that was begun in Odense Municipality in the summer of 2015. Jonas Korsgaard, or as he is also known, the bicycle detective, has as his job to inspect the no less than 550 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the municipality.

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Cyclists are priceless for cities

Cyclists are priceless for cities

| November 25, 2015

A new Danish study shows that cyclists and pedestrians contribute to roughly 50 % of the revenue in retailing in the large cities’ centers and roughly 25 % in the small and medium-sized cities. The bicycle is the preferred means of transportation in city centers, and cyclists visit more shops per trip than car drivers.

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The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

| October 1, 2015

The problematic behaviour of cyclists has received an increasing level of attention in the Danish media over the past few years. But what are these problems actually about? And why can’t the cyclists just behave better in traffic?

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Borrowed bikes make more people leave their car in the garage

Borrowed bikes make more people leave their car in the garage

| September 7, 2015

For a couple of months Randers Municipality has lent out electric bikes to people in three towns in the surrounding area – people who normally drive a car to work. The participants jump in the saddle and leave the the car in the garage.

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Aarhus opens mobile bicycle library

Aarhus opens mobile bicycle library

| September 4, 2015

In Aarhus Municipality the new bicycle library gives citizens in the district of Skejby the opportunity to try out different bicycles. This will hopefully persuade them to leave the car at home in the future.

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Aarhus citizens exchange their car for a bike

Aarhus citizens exchange their car for a bike

| September 4, 2015

Good conscience, exercise and flexibility are some of the many good reasons for 36 citizens in the suburbs to sign up to an experiment where they exchange their car for a bicycle on their journey to work for 365 days.

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The wheel of habits

The wheel of habits

| July 7, 2015

The growing Danish bicycle culture is based on more than cycle tracks. It is also a result of a line of successful behavior change campaigns that help change the habits of more and more Danes so they leave the car at home and take the bike instead.

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Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

| June 15, 2015

A new concept, the “bicycle library” has seen the light in Denmark. Here, citizens can get professional advice on what kind of model best suits their needs and try out a wide range of models, all for free.

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10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

| June 12, 2015

The e-bike lends a helping hand to get uphill. Riding an e-bike can be a bit tricky, however, so a group of Danish bicycle organizations have compiled 10 useful tips before you buy and do your first ride of constant tailwind.

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Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

| May 6, 2015

The Municipality of Copenhagen have published their new bicycle account for 2013-2014, and it shows positive results. Almost 50% of those who work or study in Copenhagen arrive by bike.

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Cycling is healthier than you think

Cycling is healthier than you think

| April 30, 2015

Not only does cycling to work give you great legs. A new study shows that commuter cyclists also eat healthier, smoke and drink less, and in general feel less stressed.

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Europe Bike to Work

Europe Bike to Work

| April 17, 2015

11 countries are ready with campaigns to get people to bike to work with the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s classic Bike to Work campaign as their role model. By Rikke Ravn Faber, Danish Cyclists’ Federation

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Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

| April 14, 2015

In just one year, the cycling mode-share in the Municipality of Odense has gone up from 22 to 24 % corresponding to 12,000 extra trips per day.

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What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

| March 30, 2015

According to a study commissioned by the Danish Nature Agency, a combination of smooth terrain, high local accessibility/density, and the city’s size in the region affects the cycling mode-share. By Thomas Alexander Sick Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark and Hans Skov-Petersen, University of Copenhagen

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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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