The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and its EMBARQ sustainable mobility initiative recently published its new guidelines “Cities Safer by Design.” This report provides key design principles for cities to make street safer. The publication was qualified during EMBARQ’s participation in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s “Bikeable City Masterclass.”
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.
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.
Watch this video to see how Helle Søholt, CEO at Gehl Architects, explains why changing a city’s culture can make it flourish in numerous ways. More important than the way the city looks and feels, is the process it took to get there.
Even though the Danish Municipality of Middelfart is small (app. 36,500 inhabitants), ambitions are high. The drawing up of a cycling plan has had great results, and the municipality now invests more money in bicycling than ever before.
The purpose of the Green Lane Project, is to send politicians, business leaders, engineers, planners and community advocates to some of the Northern European cities where biking is a normal, desirable part of everyday life. The participants will meet the professionals and civic leaders who’ve led these cities to become some of the best within the […]
After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
From May 4th to May 10th, an assembly of Turkish, Brazilian, Mexican and American city planners from the EMBARQ network, as well as Turkish planners from public administrations gathered in Copenhagen for the first ever Bikeable City Masterclass.
“Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012″ contains the most recent Danish bicycle knowhow on everything from infrastructure and road to campaigns and life style and updates the field since the publication of the first edition of “Collection of Cycle Concepts” from 2000.
Increasing numbers of cyclists on Copenhagen’s cycle tracks require new approaches to planning and implementing cycling infrastructure. Casper Wulff of consulting company and new member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Rambøll, points to ITS technology as part of the answer.