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Copenhagen’s Bicycle Account

Copenhagen’s Bicycle Account

Historically high levels of cycling in Copenhagen. Copenhagen’s new Bicycle Account 2012 has just hit the streets.

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Bicycle Parking in Denmark

Bicycle Parking in Denmark

| April 14, 2013

If you want people to bike to work, shool or shopping, you need to give them a place to park their bike when they get to their destination. Despite a growing number of cyclists, many cities are still behind in terms of bicycle parking facilities. But what makes good bicycle parking?

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Bicycle tourism in Denmark

Bicycle tourism in Denmark

| April 14, 2013

EXPERIENCE DENMARK BY BIKE By Ditte Møller Munch, VisitDenmark Denmark offers a wide range of cycling holiday opportunities. The flatness of the country and the well equipped infrastructure makes Denmark ideal for being explored by bicycle. There is a plethora of exciting experiences with cosy villages, bustling market towns, manor houses, wonderful nature and a […]

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Reelight GO awarded with prestigious design prize

Reelight GO awarded with prestigious design prize

| March 26, 2013

Reelight, a member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, won the “red dot: best of the best” award at this year’s Red dot Design Award competition in Essen, Germany.

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Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2013

Call for nominees: Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2013

This summer, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with the Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2013 for the fifth time. But we need your help to nominate the truly dedicated cycling promoters. Who is to follow the previous winners, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City; Roelof Wittink, Dutch Cycling […]

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How do we get more people cycling?

How do we get more people cycling?

| March 19, 2013

Several surveys have shown that people who bike on a daily basis are not only in better physical shape than people who don’t, they are also in better mental shape. But some find it difficult to incorporate the daily exercise into an already tight schedule. Thus, cycling to and from place of work or education is an easy way to incorporate physical activity as an everyday routine in an otherwise busy week. Cycling is not only good for the individual, but also for the environment, for society in the shape of lower health costs, and for companies in the shape of fewer sick days among their employees, which again increases productivity.

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‘Herning Bikes’ in the middle of Jutland

‘Herning Bikes’ in the middle of Jutland

In the middle-sized Danish town of Herning, 2012 was an important year for cycling. The Giro d’Italia mania had barely passed before Herning was chosen as ‘Cycle City of the Year’. The town’s efforts to boost cycling had already paid off, although they had just begun.

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Strong bike lights with no batteries

Strong bike lights with no batteries

| March 19, 2013

A bike light that lights up the street for you without wheel resistance or the batteries running dry? That is the reality with magnetic lights – today’s version of the dynamo light. The newest model from the Danish company Reelight has an extra strong front light, perfect for areas with no streetlights.

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ITS makes cycling safer

ITS makes cycling safer

| February 8, 2013

Increasing numbers of cyclists on Copenhagen’s cycle tracks require new approaches to planning and implementing cycling infrastructure. Casper Wulff of consulting company and new member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Rambøll, points to ITS technology as part of the answer. 

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New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

New Report on National Cycle Routes in Denmark

| January 10, 2013

In 1993, Denmark established the world’s first official signed national cycle route network. Since the establishment of the approx. 3,500 km of routes, however, there has not been so much focus on it. A new report on the condition of the routes proposes changes to route structure and signage.

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Newsletter 9 – December 2012

Newsletter 9 – December 2012

| December 4, 2012

Bicycle ambassadors, Denmark’s first Park and Bike Terminal, a new GPS-based campaign, and the winter cycling habits of the Danes. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

| December 4, 2012

For two years, Randers Cycle City has collaborated with 18 active bicycle ambassadors who work to get more people to jump on bikes in Randers.

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Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

| December 4, 2012

Elisabeth Frederiksen, 52, bikes 27 kilometres per day and is an unflinching cyclist who sticks to the cycle tracks almost all year round. When asked why she does not let the cold winter months stop her from taking her daily bike ride, she answers, ‘Because I cannot do without it.’

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Denmark’s First Park and Bike Terminal

Denmark’s First Park and Bike Terminal

| December 4, 2012

Many commuters that work in Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, live in the surrounding municipalities and thus have a long drive ahead of them before they get to work. So, the City of Aarhus has come up with a new project that invites commuters to exchange the last part of the drive with a […]

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1000 Yellow Cyclists

1000 Yellow Cyclists

| December 4, 2012

In the spring of 2012, the City of Fredericia tested a new concept: a GPS-based bicycle relay race also known as ‘Cykelstafetten’. The experiences show potential for further development of the campaign.

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New technology reunites bikes and owners

New technology reunites bikes and owners

| October 31, 2012

Aarhus is set to become the first city in Denmark to harness a new technology to return lost bikes back to their owners.

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The Human Scale

The Human Scale

| October 30, 2012

Fifty percent of the worlds population live in urban areas. By 2050 this figure is expected to increase to eighty percent. The megacity is both enchanting and scary. But how do we plan these cities in a way, which take human behavour into account?

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Chicago copies Copenhagen

Chicago copies Copenhagen

| October 26, 2012

Chicago recently threw a Chicago Meets Copenhagen event presenting their experiences from their study tour to Denmark earlier this year.

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Newsletter 8 – August 2012

Newsletter 8 – August 2012

| August 30, 2012

New manual for bicycle-friendly school roads, new large-scale tourism project and knowledge sharing between the Cycling Embassy and U.S. study groups. Read about it in our newsletter. Download full version pdf available in ENGLISH and GERMAN.

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New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

| August 25, 2012

The Danish Cancer Society recently published a new manual on how to make Danish school roads more bicycle friendly and thereby increase the level of physical activity among school children.

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