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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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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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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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Cycling is more than getting from A to B

Cycling is more than getting from A to B

| July 15, 2014

In the city of Randers, a group of local women have formed a cycling club with focus on friendly chats and friendship. The group is strictly based on volunteer work, and so far the club has proven a success – for 14 years!

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To cycle or not to cycle…

To cycle or not to cycle…

| April 10, 2014

What does it take for the Danes to cycle? Most people know that cycling is healthier than going by car or bus. Even so, it is hard for people to change their behaviour. Both the physical surroundings and individual conditions influence our choice of our means of transport in our daily lives.

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Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

| August 1, 2013

“Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012” contains the most recent Danish bicycle knowhow on everything from infrastructure and road to campaigns and life style and updates the field since the publication of the first edition of “Collection of Cycle Concepts” from 2000.

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Cycling children are healthy children; healthy children are happy children

Cycling children are healthy children; healthy children are happy children

| December 13, 2010

The number of lifestyle-related diseases is on the rise. However, socio-economic studies show that there is a lot to be gained by learning healthy transport habits from an early age—both in terms of fitness ratings and good spirits.

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Wonderful World of Cycling – Why Do the Danes Bicycle?

Wonderful World of Cycling – Why Do the Danes Bicycle?

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

An introduction to Denmark as a cycling country

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