The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and its EMBARQ sustainable mobility initiative recently published its new guidelines “Cities Safer by Design.” This report provides key design principles for cities to make street safer. The publication was qualified during EMBARQ’s participation in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s “Bikeable City Masterclass.”
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.
The modern world has never been more engaged with cycling, and to celebrate the popularity of the bike, Taylor & Francis Online have created a collection of articles, special issues and books from the past 5 years, with subthemes covering Cycling in the City, Planning for Cycling, Sustainable Transport, Cycling for Leisure, Competitive Cycling, Improving Performance, Scientific Research […]
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.
Today, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark met with a delegation from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The delegates are in Copenhagen this week to study the European Green Capital 2014.
Copenhagen is European Green Capital 2014. On this occasion, the European Commission’s Green Capital Award Ceremony is held at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen on June 24th.