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New technology reunites bikes and owners

New technology reunites bikes and owners

| October 31, 2012

Aarhus is set to become the first city in Denmark to harness a new technology to return lost bikes back to their owners.

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The Human Scale

The Human Scale

| October 30, 2012

Fifty percent of the worlds population live in urban areas. By 2050 this figure is expected to increase to eighty percent. The megacity is both enchanting and scary. But how do we plan these cities in a way, which take human behavour into account?

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Chicago copies Copenhagen

Chicago copies Copenhagen

| October 26, 2012

Chicago recently threw a Chicago Meets Copenhagen event presenting their experiences from their study tour to Denmark earlier this year.

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Newsletter 8 – August 2012

Newsletter 8 – August 2012

| August 30, 2012

New manual for bicycle-friendly school roads, new large-scale tourism project and knowledge sharing between the Cycling Embassy and U.S. study groups. Read about it in our newsletter. Download full version pdf available in ENGLISH and GERMAN.

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New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

New manual of structural ideas promoting active transport for school children

| August 25, 2012

The Danish Cancer Society recently published a new manual on how to make Danish school roads more bicycle friendly and thereby increase the level of physical activity among school children.

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Changing the story about bike touring

Changing the story about bike touring

| August 25, 2012

When the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and its partners rebuild the service structures around the Danish parts of the North Sea Route and the Berlin-Copenhagen Route, they will draw on best-practice cases from all over Europe.

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U.S. city planners seek inspiration on Danish cycle tracks

U.S. city planners seek inspiration on Danish cycle tracks

| August 25, 2012

In June, 19 influential politicians and city officials from Portland, Chicago, and San Francisco, plus members of Bikes Belong, toured Denmark visiting the cycle cities Aarhus, Odense, and Copenhagen to study Danish cycle solutions under the headline: ”Experiencing the Most Advanced Bicycling Environments on the Planet.”

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Cycling Embassy of Denmark goes to Vancouver!

Cycling Embassy of Denmark goes to Vancouver!

| August 25, 2012

Vancouver, Canada, opened its arms and streets this June to host the world’s largest conference on cycling, Velo-city. Twenty bicycle ambassadors from Denmark crossed the Atlantic to meet other bicycle experts, politicians, and NGOs from across the globe to share their knowledge of how to promote cycling.

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Newsletter 7 – June 2012

Newsletter 7 – June 2012

Cars and bikes share parking spaces in Copenhagen, new cycle super highways generate more cyclists, and three German cities win bicycle counters from CED member VEKSØ. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Can Vancouver Copenhagenize?

Can Vancouver Copenhagenize?

Vancouver could become North America’s cycling capital, reveals the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).   With over 60,000 trips everyday done by bicycle, Vancouver has seen a huge spike in cyclists and pro-cycling policies.

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City Cycling

City Cycling

A guide to today’s urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling’s health benefits, safety, bikes and bike equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing, and other topics.

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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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Shared (parking) space for cars and bikes

Shared (parking) space for cars and bikes

| June 6, 2012

Can bikes and cars share the space? In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box to make room for everyone. When it comes to a cycle city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, you also need to allot parking space for both cars and bikes.

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Cycle Super Highways to generate more cyclists in Greater Copenhagen Area

Cycle Super Highways to generate more cyclists in Greater Copenhagen Area

Commuters keen on cycling to their place of work or education in the Greater Copenhagen area have just gotten their first route in what will become a whole network of world-class cycle routes. Denmark’s first ‘cycle super highway’ between the suburb Albertslund and Copenhagen’s City Centre opened in April. 

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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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