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SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

SmartBiking – high-school students developing new solutions

| February 23, 2015

Mutual gains were obtained when the Danish Municipality of Svendborg engaged in a collaboration with local high schools. Part of the purpose was to find solutions for specific challenges through collaboration with the target audience.

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The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

The Danish National Cycling Fund has been spent

| February 11, 2015

In 2009, pressed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a majority in the Danish Parliament set aside one billion DKK (app. 135 million Euro) in a national Cycling Fund. Now the money has been spent on 388 cycling projects with splendid results. Yet, a new five-year Cycling Fund does not seem to be underway.

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Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

| February 3, 2015

Despite an increase in cycling in the Municipality of Aarhus, bicycle theft has decreased from 6,930 thefts in 2011 to 4,894 in 2014.

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10 Danish cities get bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish cities get bicycle playgrounds

| January 30, 2015

Children learn best through play. This goes for cycling as well. So, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation is thrilled to announce that they have been granted funds to co-finance the construction of 10 permanent bicycle playgrounds around Denmark over the next three years.

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Cycling app makes employees bike more

Cycling app makes employees bike more

| January 27, 2015

A sense of community, competitions and prizes motivate cyclists to go for more km. According to the results from a local bicycle campaign in the Municipality of Randers in Denmark, 47 % bike more than usual when using the cycling app.

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Cycle Super Highways generate more cyclists

Cycle Super Highways generate more cyclists

| January 23, 2015

Denmark’s second Cycle Super Highway has made 52 % more commuters choose the bike over the car says new report.

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Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

| January 20, 2015

Lower speed limits mean less accidents and casualties. Still, Danish municipalities have struggled to lower speed limits to 30 and 40 km/h. But now it looks like the wind is changing. The Danish Parliament has changed their tune, and results from a pilot project support the case for lower speed limits. 

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New Bicycle Parking for Copenhageners

New Bicycle Parking for Copenhageners

| January 13, 2015

After four years of construction, Copenhageners can finally start using the new “bicycle beds” at Nørreport Station.

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The Danish Bicycle Culture in Numbers

The Danish Bicycle Culture in Numbers

| January 12, 2015

How many Danes bike? And why are the Danes so keen on cyling? These are a just a few of the FAQs, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark gets on a regular basis. The latest data from the Danish National Travel Survey provides some of the anwers.

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Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

| January 8, 2015

The number of Danes killed in traffic in 2014 looks to be one of the lowest since monitoring began in the 1930s. The number of accidents involving right-turning trucks has decreased immensely as well.

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Cycling Games now available in Spanish

Cycling Games now available in Spanish

| January 5, 2015

Fun cycle training for Spanish-speaking children. The Danish Cyclists’ Federations succesful concept “Cycling Games” is now also available in a Spanish booklet.

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Smart Mobility: Your transport. Your life.

Smart Mobility: Your transport. Your life.

| December 8, 2014

Can you work with traffic in a laboratory? In Aarhus we say yes – here a modern caravan is a rolling laboratory for project Smart Mobility. The purpose is to create an insight into the behavior of the road users and test alternative solutions.

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Aalborg uses drone for school road analysis

Aalborg uses drone for school road analysis

| December 8, 2014

Aalborg wants to be the city with the best traffic safety around schools. Therefore AalborgMunicipality together with COWI has actively started using new innovative analysis tools such as GoPro cameras and drones. 

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CHAMP – 12 cycling commandments

CHAMP – 12 cycling commandments

| December 8, 2014

Why do some European cities have a much higher share of cycling compared to other cities with the same characteristics? This is one of the main questions the CHAMP project addressed.

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Improved passability for cyclists in connection with road works

Improved passability for cyclists in connection with road works

| December 8, 2014

In all cities, big and small, it is sometimes necessary to carry out road works in order to maintain and develop the city. Doing this without bothering the users of the city is difficult but a city can make an active choice to prioritise certain types of road users over others.

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Chairman of CED speaking in Budapest

Chairman of CED speaking in Budapest

| December 2, 2014

Troels Andersen, Chairman of the board in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, is speaking at cycling conference in Budapest on December 2nd. The conference is part of a Complex Cycling Program based on the National Transport Strategy: “The main objective of the Program is to continue to increase the modal share of cycling. The Program […]

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The Liveable City: Cycling Embassy of Denmark speaking in Manchester

The Liveable City: Cycling Embassy of Denmark speaking in Manchester

| November 19, 2014

 In partnership with the Manchester School of Architecture, RIBA North West and other local partners the Danish Embassy in the UK invites businesses, politicians, professionals and the general public to take part in talks, seminars and debates about the liveable city on November 20th – 27th in Manchester.

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Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen, May 2015

Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen, May 2015

| November 14, 2014

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a new Bikeable City MASTERCLASS in Copenhagen on May 26.-30. 2015. 

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Bicycle tracking app turns motorists into cyclists in the Municipality of Randers

Bicycle tracking app turns motorists into cyclists in the Municipality of Randers

| November 11, 2014

Employees at four different workplaces in the Municipality of Randers, has competed against each other to GPS track most kilometers to and from work on their bicycles. The tracking is done by a smartphone app, allowing the competitors to continuously monitor their own and their colleague’s performance:

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It begins with the children – Danish Cyclists’ Federation speaking at Estonian traffic conference

It begins with the children – Danish Cyclists’ Federation speaking at Estonian traffic conference

| October 30, 2014

Political consultant in the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, Jakob Schiøtt Stenbæk Madsen, is speaking at Estonian traffic education conference in Tallin on October 30th. Jakob will speak about the unique Danish bicycle culture for children. Children is a specific focus area at the Danish Cyclists’ Federation. The philosophy is, that cyclists starting early, will keep riding their bikes for the rest of […]

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