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, […]
On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C. In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and […]
At the conference Danish Road Forum (Vejforum) in the city of Nyborg, Denmark, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is present and will be promoting urban cycling on November 7th to November 8th. For the 16th time the biggest national conference in Denmark for leaders, employees and scholars in the road sector takes place. At […]
Tuesday the 30th of August 2016, politicians, cycling enthusiasts, and specialists were gathered at a national bicycle conference at Christiansborg, hosted by The Social Democrats and the Danish Cyclists´ Federation. The purpose of the conference was to debate the political issues regarding bicycle planning. The focus of the conference was the bicycle culture of the […]
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. […]
At the World Bike Forum in Santiago, Lotte Bech of Cycling Embassy of Denmark, and the local organization Bicivilizate initiated a cycling training program in kindergartens. This was recognized as one of the reasons for awarding the City of Santiago the 2017 International Sustainable Transport Award. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning Cycling Games in […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.