The Capital Region of Denmark has made the world’s first ever regional bicycle account. 1 in 5 trips is carried out by bicycle, but there are huge differences in cycling mode-share between the city, the suburbs and greater suburbs municipalities. Cycling means fewer sick days The account is based on counting’s from 2007 to 2012 […]
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.
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:
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 […]
UNs Climate Panel, IPCC, are gathered in Copenhagen from 27th-31th october, to finish the Fifth Assessment Report, that will provide a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.
Several representatives from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark are speaking at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference, “Den nasjonale Sykkelkonferansen” in Oslo from october 13-15.
In our recent newsletter we wrote about the fantastic project called “Cycling Without Age“. We invite you to view the magnificent speech founder Ole Kassow gave at the TedX CopenhagenSalon event on mobility at Copenhagen Airport on september 17th.
The citizens of Randers love their new commuter bikes. After just four months, all bikes are fully booked.
The purpose of the Green Lane Project, is to send politicians, business leaders, engineers, planners and community advocates to some of the Northern European cities where biking is a normal, desirable part of everyday life. The participants will meet the professionals and civic leaders who’ve led these cities to become some of the best within the […]
In 2001 The Danish Cyclists’ Federation launched the campaign “Bike to School” (BTS). BTS is a recurring cycle campaign for school children of all ages. It’s purpose is to get more children to cycle to and from school – and cycle more in general.
CykelScore (CycleScore) is a concept developed by the Danish IT company Kofoed & Co. The idea is to motivate more people to get on their bike. The participants collect points by bike, by checking in at checkpoints around town. This is done either by a chip or by smartphone. Since 2011, CycleScore has been an […]
On August 28.-29., the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is co-hosting a Masterclass with the purpose of exchanging knowledge between existing and start-up cycling cities. The first day will focus on why people in suburbs and villages around Amsterdam have a significantly higher share of cyclists compared to the surburbs and villages around Copenhagen. What can Copenhagen learn […]
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation and The European Cyclists’ Federation will be hosting a workshop titled “Local policies, science and advocacy for cycling”. The workshop will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 23rd October.
Arriva Denmark, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and the Transport Companies has teamed up in a new campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise the awareness on how to move safely around the busstops – as a bus passenger as well as a cyclist.
Since spring 2013, an occupational center in Aarhus has rented more than 100 electric bikes to the employees in the municipality. Social and health care workers are amongst the most frequent users.
During July, one of Denmarks most busy train stations, Noerreport Station, was equipped with the first of nine “bicycle beds”. The bicycle beds are a new innovative bicyckle parking system designed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects and COBE.