Clicking the title of the leaflet will access both the English and Chinese version (the Chinese translation is attached after the page in English). Every year when the Cycling Embassy of Denmark visits the Velo-City conference, we naturally bring along informational leaflets on various cycling related topics. This way we can quite easily share loads […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the 1960s, cars were threatening to displace bicycles in the main Danish cities. But the oil crisis, the environmental movement and a couple of controversial road projects reversed the trend. This is however just part of the story of why Danes still cycle so much.
A new Danish study shows that cyclists and pedestrians contribute to roughly 50 % of the revenue in retailing in the large cities’ centers and roughly 25 % in the small and medium-sized cities. The bicycle is the preferred means of transportation in city centers, and cyclists visit more shops per trip than car drivers.
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.
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.
More and more people are cycling in the City of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future. However, according to alderman in the City of Aarhus, Kristian Würtz, the development is going to require that the state keeps co-funding cycle projects.
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.
Or are they just waiting to get a driver’s license? How do you activate young people to get involved in cycling? The Danish Municipality of Svendborg and CED member, COWI, decided to study this question by organizing a project at Svendborg High School.
In 2009, pressed by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, a majority in the Danish Parliament set aside one billion DKK (app. 135 million Euro) in a national Cycling Fund. Now the money has been spent on 388 cycling projects with splendid results. Yet, a new five-year Cycling Fund does not seem to be underway.