The idea behind the bicycle strategy is to encourage more people to cycle. By giving new ideas to municipalities and other actors who would like to take part in the green transition and who wish to invest in cycling – making it easier for more people to cycle on an everyday basis.
On Wednesday, October 14th the last truck, loaded with 65 Bycyklen bikes, rolled from Germany into Denmark. The City & Commuter Bike Foundation’s board has now approved the delivery and is happy to see that all of the 1,860 Bycyklen city bikes have been delivered and that the Bycyklen system now counts 90 bike stations.
Exercise, comfort and an easier means of transportation are among the main reasons why thousands of Danes grab the bike and leave the car in the garage. But cyclists are also a contributing factor in limiting global warming. In relation to cars, cyclists emits close to no CO2 from their transport.
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.
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.
Copenhagen is European Green Capital 2014. On this occasion, the European Commission’s Green Capital Award Ceremony is held at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen on June 24th.
Vice-chairman Marianne Weinreich and Copenhagen Mayor Morten Kabell handing over the award to a representative from Giant. The CEO of cycling company Giant, Tony Lo, has been awarded with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2014 at the Velo-City 2014 Conference in Adelaide.
UN-Habitat and European Cyclists’ Federation sign Memorandum of Understanding on promoting cycling as a sustainable means of transport worldwide Dr. Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the “Promotion of Cycling as a Sustainable Means of Transportation”.
This week Klaus Bondam, director of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and former Cycling Mayor of Copenhagen, has given lectures about the benefits and the international potential of the Danish cycling culture in Belgium, England and Germany.