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Newsletter 9 – December 2012

Newsletter 9 – December 2012

| December 4, 2012

Bicycle ambassadors, Denmark’s first Park and Bike Terminal, a new GPS-based campaign, and the winter cycling habits of the Danes. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

Bicycle Ambassadors Promote Cycling in Randers

| December 4, 2012

For two years, Randers Cycle City has collaborated with 18 active bicycle ambassadors who work to get more people to jump on bikes in Randers.

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Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

Danes Bike – Come Snow or Shine

| December 4, 2012

Elisabeth Frederiksen, 52, bikes 27 kilometres per day and is an unflinching cyclist who sticks to the cycle tracks almost all year round. When asked why she does not let the cold winter months stop her from taking her daily bike ride, she answers, ‘Because I cannot do without it.’

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Denmark’s First Park and Bike Terminal

Denmark’s First Park and Bike Terminal

| December 4, 2012

Many commuters that work in Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, live in the surrounding municipalities and thus have a long drive ahead of them before they get to work. So, the City of Aarhus has come up with a new project that invites commuters to exchange the last part of the drive with a […]

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1000 Yellow Cyclists

1000 Yellow Cyclists

| December 4, 2012

In the spring of 2012, the City of Fredericia tested a new concept: a GPS-based bicycle relay race also known as ‘Cykelstafetten’. The experiences show potential for further development of the campaign.

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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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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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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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