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Cycling Embassy of Denmark is represented at the European Green Capital Award Ceremony

Cycling Embassy of Denmark is represented at the European Green Capital Award Ceremony

| June 24, 2014

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.

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Velo-city Down Under!

Velo-city Down Under!

| June 16, 2014

This year – for the first time in the Velo-city history – the biggest cycling conference in the World was held in the Southern hemisphere – in Adelaide, Australia. And true to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was present to share Danish bicycle knowhow and hand over its Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion.

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Norway’s oil capital chooses innovative Danish citybikes

Norway’s oil capital chooses innovative Danish citybikes

| June 16, 2014

The participants of the international oil conference ONS2014 in Stavanger will be able to ride the Danish Gobike city- and commuter bicycles when they need to travel between hotels, businesses and conference events in August.

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Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

| June 16, 2014

Horsens council in Jutland has created a 0.6 km long green ‘corridor’ where transport, play, exercise and recreation have been taken to a new level.

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Cycling Embassy celebrates its 5 year birthday

Cycling Embassy celebrates its 5 year birthday

| June 16, 2014

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the world’s first cycling embassy, will celebrate its 5 year birthday on May 12th. The day will be marked with a big reception for members and collaborators on Thursday June 26th. The Embassy’s Chairman, Troels Andersen, looks back at 5 fantastic years full of activity.

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Tony Lo awarded

Tony Lo awarded

| June 11, 2014

Vice-chairman Marianne Weinreich and Copenhagen Mayor Morten Kabell handing over the award to a representative from Giant. The CEO of cycling company Giant, Tony Lo, has been awarded with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014 at the Velo-City 2014 Conference in Adelaide.

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has hosted the first ever Bikeable City Masterclass

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has hosted the first ever Bikeable City Masterclass

| May 19, 2014

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.

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Major shopping centers reduces the use of bicycles

Major shopping centers reduces the use of bicycles

| May 8, 2014

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.

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New bike sharing system in Denmark’s two largest cities

New bike sharing system in Denmark’s two largest cities

| April 22, 2014

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.

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New bicycle bridge in Copenhagen

New bicycle bridge in Copenhagen

| April 14, 2014

A new bicycle bridge in Copenhagen is taking shape. Last week, the last major bridge sections were lifted into place, and over the next months, one of Copenhagen’s most demanded bike improvements will be completed.

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Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014

Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014

| April 10, 2014

In late May, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with the Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014 for the sixth time. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.

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To cycle or not to cycle…

To cycle or not to cycle…

| April 10, 2014

What does it take for the Danes to cycle? Most people know that cycling is healthier than going by car or bus. Even so, it is hard for people to change their behaviour. Both the physical surroundings and individual conditions influence our choice of our means of transport in our daily lives.

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From asphalt to behaviour – more cyclists in Copenhagen

From asphalt to behaviour – more cyclists in Copenhagen

| April 10, 2014

How do we make more car drivers take the bicycle to work and school each morning? That was the challenge given to IS IT A BIRD by The Technical and Environmental Administration in the City of Copenhagen earlier this year.

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34 new mobility projects in Odense

34 new mobility projects in Odense

| April 10, 2014

In 2009 Odense City Council passed an ambitious traffic and mobility plan that is meant to markedly change the infrastructure of the city and further sustainable traffic.

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Focus on Cycling – New publication from the City of Copenhagen

Focus on Cycling – New publication from the City of Copenhagen

| April 10, 2014

Focus on cycling is a new publication, communicating guidelines for the road projects in the city of Copenhagen. The purpose is to contribute to road projects in Copenhagen being designed so that bicycle traffic is considered as optimal as possible.

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UN-Habitat and ECF sign agreement to promote cycling worldwide

UN-Habitat and ECF sign agreement to promote cycling worldwide

| April 9, 2014

UN-Habitat and European Cyclists’ Federation sign Memorandum of Understanding on promoting cycling as a sustainable means of transport worldwide Dr. Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the “Promotion of Cycling as a Sustainable Means of Transportation”.

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New Intelligent Cycle Track Lighting

New Intelligent Cycle Track Lighting

| April 8, 2014

The Municipality of Middelfart can boast of having the most modern type of lighting: The lights turn themselves on when a cyclist or pedestrian comes by, and then turns itself down low again. Watch the video!

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Klaus Bondam is key-speaker at VELOBerlin this weekend

Klaus Bondam is key-speaker at VELOBerlin this weekend

| March 28, 2014

This week Klaus Bondam, director of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and former Cycling Mayor of Copenhagen, has given lectures about the benefits and the international potential of the Danish cycling culture in Belgium, England and Germany.

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First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

| March 19, 2014

The European Parliament has brought forward the possibility of ground breaking lorry/truck safety design with a vote yesterday in the Parliament. The MEPs voted in favour of allowing an increase in the front of the cabs.

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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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