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Cycle cities awarded bicycle counters

Cycle cities awarded bicycle counters

A bicycle counter from CED member VEKSØ was recently presented to each of the three German cities of Offenburg, Karlsruhe, and Freiburg in the Land of Baden-Württemberg.

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Danish cycle experts heading to Velo-city in Vancouver, B.C.

Danish cycle experts heading to Velo-city in Vancouver, B.C.

When Vancouver, B.C., opens its cycle tracks to Velo-city Global conference goers from across the globe this June, the Danes will be on the spot. A delegation of 15 from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will cross the pond to share knowledge and search for new inspiration.

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Newsletter 6 – March 2012

Newsletter 6 – March 2012

Large-scale renovation project increasing bicycle parking, how to import Danish bicycle knowhow, and the Mayor of Copenhagen’s Techinical and Environmental Administration’s thought on how to boost cycling in her city. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Can you export Danish Bicycle know-how?

Can you export Danish Bicycle know-how?

| March 29, 2012

The short answer is yes. Danish municipalities and consultants have a lot of knowledge that can benefit other countries in their efforts to improve conditions for cyclists. Many foreign cities have discovered the benefits of using Danish bicycle know-how. In recent years, many Danes have presented their bicycle-related work at international conferences, and several consultants are involved in international projects. Thus, to an extent, the export of Danish bicycle know-how is already in progress

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Leadership award for cycling promotion 2012

Leadership award for cycling promotion 2012

This summer, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is awarding an individual or an organisation with the Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2012 for the fourth time. But we need your help to nominate the truly dedicated cycling promoters.

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The New Nørreport Station: Rethinking and Doubling Bicycle Parking

The New Nørreport Station: Rethinking and Doubling Bicycle Parking

| March 29, 2012

The renovation of platforms, buildings, and the urban space around Nørreport, the busiest railway station in Denmark, has begun. The project is based on a proposal by Public Arkitekter in cooperation with COBE, Grontmij Carl Bro, and Bartenbach Lichtlabor, which won first prize at an international architectural competition.

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Copenhagen’s bicycle mayor: Give back the space to the cyclists

Copenhagen’s bicycle mayor: Give back the space to the cyclists

Space is in great demand in the Danish Capital. And it takes political courage to take it away from the cars and give it to the cyclists. But the result will be better urban life for all, says Copenhagen’s Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration

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Travel at the speed of light in Aalborg

Travel at the speed of light in Aalborg

Cyclists travelling on the commuter route between the university and the city centre will now get through the Hadsundvej/Humlebakken intersection easier. During day the cyclists can follow a series of green lane lights in the cycle path. In the evening, the cyclists themselves activate green light in the intersection.

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To Drive or not to Drive

To Drive or not to Drive

Vehicular traffic is taking over the Chinese cities. Still there are a high number of cyclists on the streets. But the bicycle culture is suffering under the new king of the road and so are the cities.

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Cycle Score: using RFID tags to reward cyclists

Cycle Score: using RFID tags to reward cyclists

| February 21, 2012

Fredericia Cycle City has developed a brand new concept, a reward system based on the use of Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on bikes to electronically record every time a bicycle arrives at work or at school.

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Danish Bicycle Culture

Danish Bicycle Culture

| February 16, 2012

Danish bicycle culture in a nutshell. View this nice little video about the Danish cycling culture by ConsiderDenmark.

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Bicycle playground in action

Bicycle playground in action

| February 14, 2012

In cooperation with the Nordea-foundation and WoodCouture, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has developed the first mobile bicycle playground. Here, the more and less experienced bike kids can play themselves into secure cyclists.

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New traffic management solutions in Copenhagen

New traffic management solutions in Copenhagen

| February 10, 2012

Soon, the Copenhagen pedestrians, cyclists, and bus passengers will enjoy new high-tech traffic management solutions. This will not only mean less commuting time, but also a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly means of transport.

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Danish Bicycle Culture in New York

Danish Bicycle Culture in New York

| January 31, 2012

The Department Of Transportation, New York City, found great inspiration in the streets of Copenhagen on how to get New York City more bike friendly.

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Good, Better, Best – The City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Strategy 2011-2025

Good, Better, Best – The City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Strategy 2011-2025

| January 20, 2012

In Copenhagen’s new bicycle strategy you can read about the new initiatives and plans, which lay down guidelines for the longterm and overriding priorities within the bicycle area.

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Bike exhibition in Berlin

Bike exhibition in Berlin

| January 13, 2012

The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin opened a bike exhibition 11 Januar at the Nordic Embassies in connection with Denmark’s EU presidency in the first half of 2012.

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The biggest news items of 2011

The biggest news items of 2011

| January 5, 2012

A roundup of what was popular on our site in 2011. We have had a look at what our readers liked in 2011. Perhaps you missed some of the news items?

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Introducing: Mejlgade, the first cycle street in Denmark

Introducing: Mejlgade, the first cycle street in Denmark

| December 20, 2011

The City of Aarhus has now begun work to transform the street Mejlgade to a so-called cycle street – the first of its kind in Denmark. In short, this means that Mejlgade will be turned into a sort of pedestrian street, but for cyclists – where the cars have to be extra considerate of cyclists.

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Cycling on the agenda in 11 Nordic municipalities

Cycling on the agenda in 11 Nordic municipalities

| December 20, 2011

Strategic and systematic promotion of cycling have been the key words for 11 small and medium-sized municipalities in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden who for the past three years have participated in the interregional bicycle project, “Nordic Cycle Cities.”

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Mom, can we go to the bicycle playground today?

Mom, can we go to the bicycle playground today?

| December 20, 2011

Around 5000 kids in Copenhagen have tested and approved the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s bicycle playground. Now it is going out to play in the rest of the country.

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