The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and its EMBARQ sustainable mobility initiative recently published its new guidelines “Cities Safer by Design.” This report provides key design principles for cities to make street safer. The publication was qualified during EMBARQ’s participation in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s “Bikeable City Masterclass.”
Over 7.000 Copenhageners joined to celebrate the opening of yet another short cut last weekend.
”My bicycle has to be how Jolly Jumper is to Lucky Luke; it has to be right outside the window, ready to jump on,” says a cyclist from Copenhagen. But then better bicycle parking is needed and that is a problem Copenhagen Municipality and Rambøll are busy trying to solve. By Casper Wulff, Rambøll
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
The citizens of Randers love their new commuter bikes. After just four months, all bikes are fully booked.
Since spring 2013, an occupational center in Aarhus has rented more than 100 electric bikes to the employees in the municipality. Social and health care workers are amongst the most frequent users.
Copenhagen is European Green Capital 2014. On this occasion, the European Commission’s Green Capital Award Ceremony is held at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen on June 24th.
From May 4th to May 10th, an assembly of Turkish, Brazilian, Mexican and American city planners from the EMBARQ network, as well as Turkish planners from public administrations gathered in Copenhagen for the first ever Bikeable City Masterclass.
A new report from the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark has been published. The report is on urban design’s effect on people’s cycling habits, and the results indicate that the establishment of major commercial shopping centers outside the cities weakens cycling.
In late March, the new public bike sharing system in Copenhagen was launched. In late May, Aarhus will follow with 30 new light-weight public shared bikes.