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.
Can bikes and cars share the space? In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box to make room for everyone. When it comes to a cycle city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, you also need to allot parking space for both cars and bikes.
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.
When Vancouver, B.C., opens its cycle tracks to Velo-city Global conference goers from across the globe this June, the Danes will be on the spot. A delegation of 15 from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will cross the pond to share knowledge and search for new inspiration.