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Bicycling throughout Europe

Bicycling throughout Europe

| September 29, 2016

The European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, visited Copenhagen on September 9th. The purpose of the visit was for Bulc to seek inspiration on how The European Commission can improve the promotion of cycling in Europe. According to the European Commission for Transport, mobility and transport is playing a fundamental role in today’s world. The […]

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

| September 28, 2016

At the CIVITAS Forum in Gdynia, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is sharing and promoting Danish bicycle culture.  The theme of this year’s Forum is ´Shaping the mobility of tomorrow’ and here the participants will discuss the development of sustainable urban mobility in the European cities. Three members of the CED, Niels Hoé from […]

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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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CED member receives bicycle award

CED member receives bicycle award

| September 20, 2016

Jan Gehl, architect and owner at Gehl Architects (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark), became the recipient of the Peter Elming Initiative award 2016 on September 15th. The award was given to Jan Gehl, due to his lifelong pioneering work developing livable cities – and because Jan Gehl continuously has made cycling central to […]

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The future of the bicycle

The future of the bicycle

| September 7, 2016

Tuesday the 30th of August 2016, politicians, cycling enthusiasts, and specialists were gathered at a national bicycle conference at Christiansborg, hosted by The Social Democrats and the Danish Cyclists´ Federation. The purpose of the conference was to debate the political issues regarding bicycle planning. The focus of the conference was the bicycle culture of the […]

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The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

| August 25, 2016

An ordinary Tuesday in august turned extraordinary when Klaus Bondam, CEO of The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – a member of Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) – was joined by The New York Times and their followers on Facebook on a livestreamed bike ride through Copenhagen. A Facebook page with 12 million followers. “Hello, this is […]

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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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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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State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

| June 16, 2016

In collaboration with The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, State of Green just published their newest white paper on sustainable urban transportation. Each white paper from State of Green summarizes  the sustainable best practices and experiences from Denmark on various areas. So far State of Green has published state of the art solutions on mostly anything, […]

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Niels Hoe speaking at DRUID 16

Niels Hoe speaking at DRUID 16

| June 13, 2016

Every year since 1995, the DRUID conference has brought together PhD students of areas within global change and innovation, and has since grown to become one of the premier academic conferences of its kind. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference and this year it is hosted by Copenhagen Business School (CBS), meaning […]

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Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

| May 23, 2016

For Gladsaxe’s many cyclists, ‘tunnel vision’ will take on a completely new and luminous meaning in the near future, when tunnels are fitted with spectacular new interactive orange “wheels”. Twelve tunnels will light the way of cyclists to spectacular effect in the Danish Municipality of Gladsaxe along the Farum Cycle Super Highway, a network of […]

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Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

| May 10, 2016

As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]

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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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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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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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City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

| March 15, 2016

Copenhagen has stood out as a prime example of bike infrastructure and policy making for years, however the city is no longer content with “just” being great, it want to be the best, proclaiming that the explicit goal of Copenhagen from 2016 is to become THE best city for cycling in the world.

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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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Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

| February 8, 2016

Odense as the perfect host This year, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s (CED) annual general assembly was hosted by the Municipality of Odense, the 3rd largest city of Denmark. It is difficult to think of a more suiting spot for this year’s general assembly, as just recently Odense

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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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