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Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

| March 14, 2014

There is hardly any other city in the world that encourages bicycle traffic like Copenhagen. In doing so, the city called on consulting group COWI for help. By using advanced simulating software called PTV Vissim, COWI was able to realistically simulate current and future bicycle traffic.

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Sustainable City Development in Milan

Sustainable City Development in Milan

| March 12, 2014

The North Italian City of Milano wants to become greener by using Danish solutions. Therefore, Danish based Bikway and CED members Gehl Architects, HOE360 Consulting and the City of Copenhagen visited Milano in order to share their expertise and engage in a co-creation workshop on the green future of the city.

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Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

“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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New bridge for pedestrians and cyclists in Odense

New bridge for pedestrians and cyclists in Odense

| June 5, 2013

Danish infrastructure design specialists Gottlieb Paludan Architects head the winning team of the invited project competition for a new foot and cycle bridge across the railway in the centre of Odense, the third-largest city in Denmark.

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ITS makes cycling safer

ITS makes cycling safer

| February 8, 2013

Increasing numbers of cyclists on Copenhagen’s cycle tracks require new approaches to planning and implementing cycling infrastructure. Casper Wulff of consulting company and new member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Rambøll, points to ITS technology as part of the answer. 

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New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

| January 10, 2013

In 1993, Denmark established the world’s first official signed national cycle route network. Since the establishment of the approx. 3,500 km of routes, however, there has not been so much focus on it. A new report on the condition of the routes proposes changes to route structure and signage.

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New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

| August 25, 2012

The Danish Cancer Society recently published a new manual on how to make Danish school roads more bicycle friendly and thereby increase the level of physical activity among school children.

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Cycle Super Highways to generate more cyclists in Greater Copenhagen Area

Cycle Super Highways to generate more cyclists in Greater Copenhagen Area

Commuters keen on cycling to their place of work or education in the Greater Copenhagen area have just gotten their first route in what will become a whole network of world-class cycle routes. Denmark’s first ‘cycle super highway’ between the suburb Albertslund and Copenhagen’s City Centre opened in April. 

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Travel at the speed of light in Aalborg

Travel at the speed of light in Aalborg

Cyclists travelling on the commuter route between the university and the city centre will now get through the Hadsundvej/Humlebakken intersection easier. During day the cyclists can follow a series of green lane lights in the cycle path. In the evening, the cyclists themselves activate green light in the intersection.

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To Drive or not to Drive

To Drive or not to Drive

Vehicular traffic is taking over the Chinese cities. Still there are a high number of cyclists on the streets. But the bicycle culture is suffering under the new king of the road and so are the cities.

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Introducing: Mejlgade, the first cycle street in Denmark

Introducing: Mejlgade, the first cycle street in Denmark

| December 20, 2011

The City of Aarhus has now begun work to transform the street Mejlgade to a so-called cycle street – the first of its kind in Denmark. In short, this means that Mejlgade will be turned into a sort of pedestrian street, but for cyclists – where the cars have to be extra considerate of cyclists.

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Merge Transport planning and Design of Cities: Transurban Planning

Merge Transport planning and Design of Cities: Transurban Planning

| November 23, 2011

The Swedish Transport Administration invited Helle Søholt, Gehl Architiects, to contribute as Key Note speaker and to take part in the panel discussion at the seminar Think Future, Strategies for the transport-system of tomorrow, in Stockholm on the 8th of November.

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Atkins Denmark involved in the makeover of Oxford Circus and Regent Street

Atkins Denmark involved in the makeover of Oxford Circus and Regent Street

| November 1, 2011

Atkins Denmark is contributing with bicycle knowledge and solutions in connection with Atkins UK’s Masterplan for Oxford Circus and Regent Street

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Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

| October 25, 2011

It must be made even easier to choose the bike in favour of the car when going into town from further afield. The City of Copenhagen has joined 17 other municipalities and the Capital Region to create the cycle track’s version of the motorway: the cycle superhighway

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New Danish common government policy includes bicycles

New Danish common government policy includes bicycles

| October 3, 2011

Earlier today, the New Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced the official common government policy entitled “A Denmark that stands together”. The government policy propose some interesting traffic solutions.

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The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

Andreas Røhl lays forward the Copenhagen challenges and highlight some of the carrots, sticks and tambourines that the city of Copenhagen takes into use when pursuing the goal of gaining market shares in favour of cycling. Watch the presentation from last years Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen

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Odense – Bicycle infrastructure

Odense – Bicycle infrastructure

Odense is Denmark’s third largest city with 185 000 inhabitants. During the time of 1999 and 2002 it was the official National Cycle City of Denmark. In these four years the Ministry of Transport and the National Road Directorate financed engineering and infrastructural measures combined with publicity or motivational campaign and practical offers to promote active modes of transport.

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Danish Architect Jan Gehl on Good Cities for Bicycling

Danish Architect Jan Gehl on Good Cities for Bicycling

Bicyclists represent a different and somewhat rapid form of foot traffic, but in terms of sensory experiences, life and movement, they are part of the rest of city life. Naturally, bicyclists are welcome in support of the goal to promote lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. The following is about planning good cities for bicyclists, and is handled relatively narrowly and in direct relation to a discussion on the human dimension in city planning.

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Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Members of the Cycling Embassy did last week a series of presentations to a delegation from I-Sustain. John Mauro, Cascade Bicycle Club did this blog post.

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American Cities Release Bikeway Design Guide

American Cities Release Bikeway Design Guide

Better late than never! Here you have the press release from NACTO regarding their Bikeway Design Guide. The Cycling Embassy of Denmark will later this year publish a similar catalog of ideas with best practice solutions from Denmark.

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