After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
Though many Danes bike, there is still potential to get even more people to bike and to give those who already do so better conditions. The Danish research project, Bikeability, comprises a number of studies that give recommendations as to how to make this happen. Here are some of the latest results.
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.
Randers has had such great success getting more people to jump on the bike that local business leaders have been inspired to form their own cycling network. Instead of meeting in an office, they hold their meetings in the saddle.
In the Municipality of Odense’s project, “Cycle School,” the bike has become part of the solution to many challenges rather than a question of why the kids don’t bike to school. Here, the bike has been integrated into all aspects of the school’s daily routines.
In June 2013, city and traffic planners, NGOs, researchers and other cycle experts from around the world will gather at Velo-city 2013 in Vienna. Of course, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will also be on the spot. Come and meet us at our exhibit and exchange knowledge with us.
In May 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation launched its new campaign, ”We can bike!” The campaign is based on the concept of “Cycling Games” and brings the bike into Danish kindergartens.