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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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Good signals – for safety’s sake

Good signals – for safety’s sake

| December 20, 2011

The City of Copenhagen has high ambitions when it comes to cycling: The goal is that by 2015, 50% of all transportation to and from place of work or education will be conducted on bike. In addition, it is to be safe and secure to cycle in the city. Thus, the number of seriously injured cyclists is to be reduced by 50% in the period 2007-2015.

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New bike research from Denmark

New bike research from Denmark

| December 15, 2011

On December 1 2011 the Bikeability project hosted it’s midterm seminar. 85 persones attended – out of which some 60 came from various state- and municipal institutions, NGO’s and private firms.

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Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

| December 10, 2011

It can be hard to determine the exact effect of cycle campaigns, but the tendency in the Danish bicycle culture is clear: In cities that make a systematic effort at promoting cycling, more and more people choose to cycle. There is no doubt that cycle campaigns play a part in this success. This catalogue gives an overview of 14 concrete campaigns, their goals, how they worked in practice, and their results.

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Danish society profits DKK 43 million on Bike to Work

Danish society profits DKK 43 million on Bike to Work

| November 24, 2011

The Danish Bike to Work campaign organized by Danish Cyclists’ Federation has been analyzed by the consulting group, COWI.

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Merge Transport planning and Design of Cities: Transurban Planning

Merge Transport planning and Design of Cities: Transurban Planning

| November 23, 2011

The Swedish Transport Administration invited Helle Søholt, Gehl Architiects, to contribute as Key Note speaker and to take part in the panel discussion at the seminar Think Future, Strategies for the transport-system of tomorrow, in Stockholm on the 8th of November.

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Atkins Denmark involved in the makeover of Oxford Circus and Regent Street

Atkins Denmark involved in the makeover of Oxford Circus and Regent Street

| November 1, 2011

Atkins Denmark is contributing with bicycle knowledge and solutions in connection with Atkins UK’s Masterplan for Oxford Circus and Regent Street

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Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

| October 25, 2011

It must be made even easier to choose the bike in favour of the car when going into town from further afield. The City of Copenhagen has joined 17 other municipalities and the Capital Region to create the cycle track’s version of the motorway: the cycle superhighway

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How to copenhagenize your city?

How to copenhagenize your city?

| October 19, 2011

Copenhagen is known worldwide as a city with a strong cycling culture and a fantastic cycling infrastructure. So when traffic planners, architects and journalists speak about Copenhagen inspiring other cities to improve urban living, mobility and the environment by promoting cycling, they use the term “copenhagenize”.

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