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Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

| May 10, 2016

As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]

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Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

| May 9, 2016

This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city […]

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The ebike success story of Randers

The ebike success story of Randers

| April 25, 2016

Getting inhabitants to use their bike for their daily commute to work is often viewed as a decisively urban phenomenon, causing many smaller cities to discard the idea of bike commuting. However as the medium sized town of Randers has showed, it is far from impossible to get people to choose the bike instead of […]

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New Research: city layouts control our mobility

New Research: city layouts control our mobility

| April 5, 2016

A new study published in the scientific journal The Lancet proves that the layout of your local neighbourhood determines your mobility choices, says the Danish newspaper Politiken. The study is based on 6.800 adults in 14 cities across 10 countries, and determines that people living in neighbourhoods built to promote walking and cycling get up to […]

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City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

| March 15, 2016

Copenhagen has stood out as a prime example of bike infrastructure and policy making for years, however the city is no longer content with “just” being great, it want to be the best, proclaiming that the explicit goal of Copenhagen from 2016 is to become THE best city for cycling in the world.

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Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

| February 12, 2016

Quite a lot of the opposition against converting city centres from automobility to velomobility come from shop owners in city centres, who argue that by promoting cyclism, motorists are pushed out and away from shops in turn limiting or completely forfeiting a big part of the businesses revenue. We here at the Cycling Embassy of […]

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Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

| January 28, 2016

Today Thursday the 28th of January 2016, Marianne Weinreich from Weinreich Mobility speaks at The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS) in Warsaw about sustainable mobility. The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management  has supported the preparation of energy plans for almost 800 municipalities around the country. To […]

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The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

| January 27, 2016

After 7 years as Head of Mobility in VEKSØ,  Mobility Consultant and Chairman of “The Cycling Embassy of Denmark”, Marianne Weinreich has started her own company “Weinreich Mobility” as of the beginning of this year.

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Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

| December 9, 2015

Better and safer bicycle lanes – that is the goal for the project that was begun in Odense Municipality in the summer of 2015. Jonas Korsgaard, or as he is also known, the bicycle detective, has as his job to inspect the no less than 550 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the municipality.

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CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

| December 7, 2015

The Russian city of Almetyevsk teams up with Copenhagenize Design Co. on one of the greatest transport projects of the 21st century. A complete transformation into the best bicycle-friendly city in Russia.

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CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

| November 26, 2015

HOE360 have joined forces with Niels Jensen, experienced traffic planner from the Municipality of Copenhagen, to develop a training programme for the staff of the city council of Xining.

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Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

| November 18, 2015

Gehl Architects was recently rewarded with the “Initiative Prize” 2015 awarded by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) for their work in creating great living spaces in cities all over the world.

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Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

| October 13, 2015

In the Municipality of Aalborg, cycling police officers have become a common sight in the urban landscape.

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Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

| October 2, 2015

Cycle Super Highways play an essential role in making the Greater Copenhagen area the biggest cycling regions in the world. The highways are meant to encourage people to change their means of transportation from using cars to bicycles. Check out the video about the Cycle Super Highways.

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The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

| October 1, 2015

The problematic behaviour of cyclists has received an increasing level of attention in the Danish media over the past few years. But what are these problems actually about? And why can’t the cyclists just behave better in traffic?

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School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

| September 22, 2015

With the participation of pupils this project is striving to improve the conditions for cyclists in their daily commute to school. With a strong focus on participatory democracy, the school has derived a comprehensive plan to make the young ones feel safer when biking to school.

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Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

Making politicians invest in bicycle infrastructure

| June 30, 2015

How have Danish city planners managed to convince politicians to spend money on bicycle infrastructure? The answer partly lies in the way the Danes do economic analyses. After all, calculations and numbers are the politicians’ best friend.

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New foot and bicycle bridge in Odense

New foot and bicycle bridge in Odense

| June 24, 2015

The Municipality of Odense recently opened a new bridge removing a missing link in the city’s bicycle track network.

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Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

Now, Danes can borrow bikes at special bicycle libraries

| June 15, 2015

A new concept, the “bicycle library” has seen the light in Denmark. Here, citizens can get professional advice on what kind of model best suits their needs and try out a wide range of models, all for free.

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The first bicycle street in Copenhagen

The first bicycle street in Copenhagen

| May 22, 2015

2014 became the year when Copenhagen got its first bicycle street. It started out as a part of a traffic experiment in the city centre. By Julie Pedersen, Copenhagen Municipality

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