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Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

| February 28, 2017

For several years Randers Municipality has been lending electric bicycles to those of its citizens who want to swap their car for a bicycle when commuting. Now it turns out that the bicycles are contagious and seriously habit-forming for the colleagues of the borrowers. This was the case for a group of truck drivers who

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Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

| January 10, 2017

On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C.  In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and

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The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

| December 1, 2016

“My city … Your city … Our cities together. Cities are playing an increasingly pivotal role in Europe. In particular, cities which dare to invest in an integrated approach to mobility, air quality, economic development and health are vital,” says Per Langenberg, Polis President 2016 and vice mayor for mobility, sustainability and culture of Rotterdam.

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Can cycling prevent cancer?

Can cycling prevent cancer?

| November 30, 2016

At the World Cancer Congress in Paris, the Danish Cancer Society was invited to present a new project. The project presented is a Danish initiative called ´Go cycling Denmark´ (Ta’ cyklen Danmark), which highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in countering illnesses such as cancer. The award winning conference is one of the leading

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CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

| November 29, 2016

In September 2016, with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) at the handlebars, work began on creating the blueprints for a unified EU strategy on cycling. Early in the process, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was invited to participate by coordinating one of the chapters in this historic document on cycling. The objective of the strategy

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Collaboration for creating a better city

Collaboration for creating a better city

| November 29, 2016

In Denmark it´s unthinkable to redesign a city or neighborhood without including bike facilities and infrastructure. But cycling knowledge won’t make a city on its own, therefore HOE306 Consulting collaborate, with other professional competencies in order to make great space to live and interact. Part of the winning team HOE360 Consulting had the great pleasure

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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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A bicycle became the motor of change

A bicycle became the motor of change

| September 19, 2016

In Aarhus we make a serious effort to further development and innovation in many areas. The character of the city is changing. The number of citizens is increasing, and we are seeing the appearance of new districts as well as a new skyline, new businesses, new places of study, new cultural institutions, a huge new

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Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

| August 11, 2016

During May, seven Danish mayors from the region around Copenhagen proved that it really pays to switch out passive transportation with a bicycle. For a month the mayors took part in ‘The Mayors Challenge’, meaning they left their cars at home for a month, and pedalled to work instead whenever their schedules allowed them to.

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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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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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Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

| May 9, 2016

This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city

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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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Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

| December 1, 2015

The Cycling Without Age program is spreading around the world. Latest Ole Kassow´s initiative has expanded to Wellington in  New Zealand and  Melbourne, Australia.

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Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

| October 20, 2015

Exercise, comfort and an easier means of transportation are among the main reasons why thousands of Danes grab the bike and leave the car in the garage. But cyclists are also a contributing factor in limiting global warming. In relation to cars, cyclists emits close to no CO2 from their transport.

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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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Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

| June 30, 2015

How have Danish city planners managed to convince politicians to spend money on bicycle infrastructure? The answer partly lies in the way the Danes do economic analyses. After all, calculations and numbers are the politicians’ best friend.

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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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