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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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Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street

Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street

| February 11, 2011

A study from Harvard School of Public Health.

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Cycle Super Highways in Greater Copenhagen area

Cycle Super Highways in Greater Copenhagen area

| February 2, 2011

”On your bike!” is the message being directed at citizens in the Greater Copenhagen area.

The message is part of a collaboration among 18 local authorities and the Capital Region of Denmark, who wish to create a network of bicycle commuter routes that encourage more people to bike to work.

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Variable-message signs for cyclists by right-turning trucks

Variable-message signs for cyclists by right-turning trucks

| January 17, 2011

Traffic accidents involving cyclists and right-turning have severe consequences. Because of the tragic traffic accidents related to cyclists and right-turning trucks, the Municipality of Aarhus and COWI have made a project, where the aim was to find a solution, which can reduce the number of casualties by right-turning accidents. Although it is the truck that […]

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Humps on path as alternatives to path bars

Humps on path as alternatives to path bars

| January 10, 2011

In order to maintain a high level of traffic safety, and at the same time do it more convenient for the cyclists to go by bike on the paths, a test where path bars are replaced with humps has been made in Lystrup near Århus in Denmark.

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CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

| January 5, 2011

We meet him at the Skoedstrup exit outside of Aarhus in Denmark, just before twilight on a November day in 2010. Considering the high speed and the 9 km he has just cycled, he arrives in rather a relaxed mode, but this is quite characteristic for a fireball thrilled about his mission. We are talking about lighting of cycle paths with Pablo Celis, project manager for Aarhus Cycle City.

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Showing cyclists that they count

Showing cyclists that they count

| January 3, 2011

There are many infrastructure improvements devoted to increasing bicycle use, but perhaps none are more immediately enjoyed by the cyclist as the cyclist counter. Invented in Denmark, the cyclist counter represents the melding of infrastructure and public data in a way that is transparent, interactive and even fun for citizens – An interview with Marianne Weinreich, Head of Mobility for Veksø A/S

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Play streets

Play streets

| December 14, 2010

The city can be a health-promoting place and stimulate the citizens’ taste for physical activity, but it can also promote disease through noise and air pollution. Odense has decided that they want to belong in the first category!

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Traffic calming – A cyclist’s best friend?

Traffic calming – A cyclist’s best friend?

| November 18, 2010

As the most densely populated municipality in Denmark, the City of Frederiksberg is under constant pressure from all road users to increase capacity. We asked Anne Mette Lundbirk to talk a bit about the competing demands between cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles.

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How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

| November 15, 2010

Motorists’ and cyclists’ awareness of each other is central to traffic safety, and this awareness grows the more cyclists are on the road network – it is a positive spiral.

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Cycle tracks that come to you as you go

Cycle tracks that come to you as you go

| November 15, 2010

Do you ever wonder why the Danes cycle so much? According to Lars Gemzøe at Gehl Architects, the reason is simply that it is so easy that the cycle tracks come to you as you go.

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