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CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

| December 7, 2015

A little while ago, award-winning columnist John D. Sutter from CNN wrote an email to Cycling Embassy of Denmark, expressing his desire to get more an insight of how Denmark is going about the country’s ambitious plans to fight climate change.

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10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

| December 4, 2015

Permanent bicycle playgrounds where kids can become cycle safe will be implemented in ten cities throughout Denmark. Out of twenty really good applications, ten municipalities have been selected.

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Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

| December 1, 2015

The Cycling Without Age program is spreading around the world. Latest Ole Kassow´s initiative has expanded to Wellington in  New Zealand and  Melbourne, Australia.

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CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

| November 26, 2015

HOE360 have joined forces with Niels Jensen, experienced traffic planner from the Municipality of Copenhagen, to develop a training programme for the staff of the city council of Xining.

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Cyclists are priceless for cities

Cyclists are priceless for cities

| November 25, 2015

A new Danish study shows that cyclists and pedestrians contribute to roughly 50 % of the revenue in retailing in the large cities’ centers and roughly 25 % in the small and medium-sized cities. The bicycle is the preferred means of transportation in city centers, and cyclists visit more shops per trip than car drivers.

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Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

| November 20, 2015

Fostering a new generation of young cyclists through Cycling Games is an important step towards getting more people to use the bicycle as their preferred means of transportation. The Danish concept, Cycling Games, has gained popularity in Colombia and the aim is to spread it further across South America.

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Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

| November 18, 2015

Gehl Architects was recently rewarded with the “Initiative Prize” 2015 awarded by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) for their work in creating great living spaces in cities all over the world.

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50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

| November 11, 2015

In November, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s light and bike reflector campaign will be teaching pupils in 4th grade across the country to remember bike lights.

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The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

| November 2, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th  the last truck, loaded with 65 Bycyklen bikes, rolled from Germany into Denmark. The City & Commuter Bike Foundation’s board has now approved the delivery and is happy to see that all of the 1,860 Bycyklen city bikes have been delivered and that the Bycyklen system now counts 90 bike stations.

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How to decrease right-turn accidents

How to decrease right-turn accidents

| October 23, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate recently initiated two measures to decrease the number of right-turn accidents. The first is by funding the establishment of bike boxes in Danish municipalities, and the second is through TV campaigns.

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Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

| October 20, 2015

Exercise, comfort and an easier means of transportation are among the main reasons why thousands of Danes grab the bike and leave the car in the garage. But cyclists are also a contributing factor in limiting global warming. In relation to cars, cyclists emits close to no CO2 from their transport.

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Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

| October 13, 2015

In the Municipality of Aalborg, cycling police officers have become a common sight in the urban landscape.

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Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

| October 9, 2015

At this year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference the Danish project CykelScore (BikeScore) was awarded with a runner up prize in the category “Technical Innovation”.

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Cycling Embassy Chairman to speak at CIVITAS Forum 2015

Cycling Embassy Chairman to speak at CIVITAS Forum 2015

| October 6, 2015

On October 7-9, Chairman of the CED, Marianne Weinreich, travels to Ljubljana for CIVITAS Forum 2015.

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Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

| October 2, 2015

Cycle Super Highways play an essential role in making the Greater Copenhagen area the biggest cycling regions in the world. The highways are meant to encourage people to change their means of transportation from using cars to bicycles. Check out the video about the Cycle Super Highways.

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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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