In collaboration with The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, State of Green just published their newest white paper on sustainable urban transportation. Each white paper from State of Green summarizes the sustainable best practices and experiences from Denmark on various areas. So far State of Green has published state of the art solutions on mostly anything, […]
Jan Gehl, architect and owner at Gehl Architects (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark), became the recipient of the Peter Elming Initiative award 2016 on September 15th. The award was given to Jan Gehl, due to his lifelong pioneering work developing livable cities – and because Jan Gehl continuously has made cycling central to […]
During May, seven Danish mayors from the region around Copenhagen proved that it really pays to switch out passive transportation with a bicycle. For a month the mayors took part in ‘The Mayors Challenge’, meaning they left their cars at home for a month, and pedalled to work instead whenever their schedules allowed them to. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This year’s Velo-City Global was hosted by Taipei, a huge player in the production of bike components and frames. Taipei, is at the same time, like many other Asian mega-cities, subject to rapid population growth due to the exponential urbanisation of Taiwan. According to Niels Hoé Asian cities problems with congestion is of a very […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
In the Municipality of Aalborg, cycling police officers have become a common sight in the urban landscape.
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.
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.
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.