RSSDanish Cycling Know How

The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

| October 1, 2015

The problematic behaviour of cyclists has received an increasing level of attention in the Danish media over the past few years. But what are these problems actually about? And why can’t the cyclists just behave better in traffic?

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Police and local authority campaign against cycling sinners

Police and local authority campaign against cycling sinners

| September 24, 2015

What kind of person are you when you bike? Especially Copenhagen is experiencing increasing problems with cyclists who ride like there’s no tomorrow. This week, two campaigns will try to improve cyclists’ behavior in traffic. 

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School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

| September 22, 2015

With the participation of pupils this project is striving to improve the conditions for cyclists in their daily commute to school. With a strong focus on participatory democracy, the school has derived a comprehensive plan to make the young ones feel safer when biking to school.

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Cycling games spread across Denmark

Cycling games spread across Denmark

| September 7, 2015

More and more kindergarten children play games on bicycles and in the near future 10 Danish cities get permanent bicycle playgrounds. The concept of cycling games developed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has made significant headway.

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Borrowed bikes make more people leave their car in the garage

Borrowed bikes make more people leave their car in the garage

| September 7, 2015

For a couple of months Randers Municipality has lent out electric bikes to people in three towns in the surrounding area – people who normally drive a car to work. The participants jump in the saddle and leave the the car in the garage.

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Aarhus opens mobile bicycle library

Aarhus opens mobile bicycle library

| September 4, 2015

In Aarhus Municipality the new bicycle library gives citizens in the district of Skejby the opportunity to try out different bicycles. This will hopefully persuade them to leave the car at home in the future.

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Aarhus citizens exchange their car for a bike

Aarhus citizens exchange their car for a bike

| September 4, 2015

Good conscience, exercise and flexibility are some of the many good reasons for 36 citizens in the suburbs to sign up to an experiment where they exchange their car for a bicycle on their journey to work for 365 days.

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How we get children to bike

How we get children to bike

| August 31, 2015

In September, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s campaign “Bike to School” hits Danish schools for the fifteenth year in a row. Every year, the campaign gets thousands of new children cyclists out on the school routes and thus contributes to keeping the Danish bicycle culture alive.

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Copenhagen has opened its new bridge, the Circle Bridge

Copenhagen has opened its new bridge, the Circle Bridge

| August 26, 2015

Over 7.000 Copenhageners joined to celebrate the opening of yet another short cut last weekend.

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CykelScore makes children bike more in Odense

CykelScore makes children bike more in Odense

| August 17, 2015

The Municipality of Odense has increased children’s cycling through the concept, CykelScore.

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Danes support children’s right to bike

Danes support children’s right to bike

| August 12, 2015

According to new data from Statistics Denmark, 96% of the Danish population thinks more should be done to give more children the opportunity to bike in Denmark.

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The wheel of habits

The wheel of habits

| July 7, 2015

The growing Danish bicycle culture is based on more than cycle tracks. It is also a result of a line of successful behavior change campaigns that help change the habits of more and more Danes so they leave the car at home and take the bike instead.

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Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

| June 30, 2015

How have Danish city planners managed to convince politicians to spend money on bicycle infrastructure? The answer partly lies in the way the Danes do economic analyses. After all, calculations and numbers are the politicians’ best friend.

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New foot and bicycle bridge in Odense

New foot and bicycle bridge in Odense

| June 24, 2015

The Municipality of Odense recently opened a new bridge removing a missing link in the city’s bicycle track network.

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New study on cyclist behaviour

New study on cyclist behaviour

| June 22, 2015

New study by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and IS IT A BIRD show that all groups of road users experience inappropriate behavior from some cyclists.

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Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

| June 15, 2015

A new concept, the “bicycle library” has seen the light in Denmark. Here, citizens can get professional advice on what kind of model best suits their needs and try out a wide range of models, all for free.

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10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

| June 12, 2015

The e-bike lends a helping hand to get uphill. Riding an e-bike can be a bit tricky, however, so a group of Danish bicycle organizations have compiled 10 useful tips before you buy and do your first ride of constant tailwind.

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Denmark’s shortest cycle track

Denmark’s shortest cycle track

| June 10, 2015

10 meters long – or short perhaps – that is the length of a newly-opened cycle track south of Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus.

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How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

| May 22, 2015

Bicycle thefts are a great nuisance for cyclists but what can be done to stop them? We have taken a look at the two most prominent bicycle nations: the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

| May 22, 2015

In February, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark joined forces with local partners to organize a cycling games event at the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning

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