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.
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”.
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.
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.
The North Italian City of Milano wants to become greener by using Danish solutions. Therefore, Danish based Bikway and CED members Gehl Architects, HOE360 Consulting and the City of Copenhagen visited Milano in order to share their expertise and engage in a co-creation workshop on the green future of the city.
“Cyclists and Cycling Around the World” is a visionary book of remarkable breadth, highlighting the increasingly valuable and fascinatingly complex role of the bicycle in contemporary urban life and experience.
Mobility, planning and cycling: a study from Lund University in Sweden has compared the role of urban cycling and transport planning in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, and the results could serve as a guide for other cities struggling with cycling safety. Watch a small teaser for the PhD study.
The wait will soon be over: the Municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg are getting a new bike share system. The new bikes were presented by Minister of Transport, Pia Olsen Dyhr, Mayor of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Administration, Ayfer Baykal, and Mayor of Frederiskberg, Jørgen Glenthøj.
“Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012″ contains the most recent Danish bicycle knowhow on everything from infrastructure and road to campaigns and life style and updates the field since the publication of the first edition of “Collection of Cycle Concepts” from 2000.