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Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

| December 9, 2015

This autumn, there has been a serious focus on cycling among the youngest inhabitants in Odense. This has resulted in 850 children taking part in the cycling campaign “Rap i trafikken” and 45 kindergarten teachers being educated in cycling games.

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50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

| November 11, 2015

In November, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s light and bike reflector campaign will be teaching pupils in 4th grade across the country to remember bike lights.

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How to decrease right-turn accidents

How to decrease right-turn accidents

| October 23, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate recently initiated two measures to decrease the number of right-turn accidents. The first is by funding the establishment of bike boxes in Danish municipalities, and the second is through TV campaigns.

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Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

| October 13, 2015

In the Municipality of Aalborg, cycling police officers have become a common sight in the urban landscape.

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The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

The problem with cyclists – and how to fix it

| October 1, 2015

The problematic behaviour of cyclists has received an increasing level of attention in the Danish media over the past few years. But what are these problems actually about? And why can’t the cyclists just behave better in traffic?

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Police and local authority campaign against cycling sinners

Police and local authority campaign against cycling sinners

| September 24, 2015

What kind of person are you when you bike? Especially Copenhagen is experiencing increasing problems with cyclists who ride like there’s no tomorrow. This week, two campaigns will try to improve cyclists’ behavior in traffic. 

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School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

School Pupils as Ambassadors of Cycling

| September 22, 2015

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.

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10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

10 tips for safely riding an e-bike

| June 12, 2015

The e-bike lends a helping hand to get uphill. Riding an e-bike can be a bit tricky, however, so a group of Danish bicycle organizations have compiled 10 useful tips before you buy and do your first ride of constant tailwind.

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Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

Lower speed limits on the way in Denmark

| January 20, 2015

Lower speed limits mean less accidents and casualties. Still, Danish municipalities have struggled to lower speed limits to 30 and 40 km/h. But now it looks like the wind is changing. The Danish Parliament has changed their tune, and results from a pilot project support the case for lower speed limits. 

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Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

Traffic safety is improving in Denmark

| January 8, 2015

The number of Danes killed in traffic in 2014 looks to be one of the lowest since monitoring began in the 1930s. The number of accidents involving right-turning trucks has decreased immensely as well.

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Aalborg uses drone for school road analysis

Aalborg uses drone for school road analysis

| December 8, 2014

Aalborg wants to be the city with the best traffic safety around schools. Therefore AalborgMunicipality together with COWI has actively started using new innovative analysis tools such as GoPro cameras and drones. 

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New campaign to avoid chaos at Danish bus stops

New campaign to avoid chaos at Danish bus stops

| August 18, 2014

Arriva Denmark, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and the Transport Companies has teamed up in a new campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise the awareness on how to move safely around the busstops – as a bus passenger as well as a cyclist.

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Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

| June 16, 2014

Horsens council in Jutland has created a 0.6 km long green ‘corridor’ where transport, play, exercise and recreation have been taken to a new level.

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First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

First step to safer HGV/lorry cabs taken

| March 19, 2014

The European Parliament has brought forward the possibility of ground breaking lorry/truck safety design with a vote yesterday in the Parliament. The MEPs voted in favour of allowing an increase in the front of the cabs.

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Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

Collection of Cycle Concepts 2012

“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.

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Good signals – for safety’s sake

Good signals – for safety’s sake

| December 20, 2011

The City of Copenhagen has high ambitions when it comes to cycling: The goal is that by 2015, 50% of all transportation to and from place of work or education will be conducted on bike. In addition, it is to be safe and secure to cycle in the city. Thus, the number of seriously injured cyclists is to be reduced by 50% in the period 2007-2015.

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Road safety: 103 measures to halve road accident deaths by 2020

Road safety: 103 measures to halve road accident deaths by 2020

| September 27, 2011

A non-legislative resolution seeking an EU-wide 30 km/h speed limit in residential areas is adopted by the European Parliament

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Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street

Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street

| February 11, 2011

A study from Harvard School of Public Health.

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CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

| January 5, 2011

We meet him at the Skoedstrup exit outside of Aarhus in Denmark, just before twilight on a November day in 2010. Considering the high speed and the 9 km he has just cycled, he arrives in rather a relaxed mode, but this is quite characteristic for a fireball thrilled about his mission. We are talking about lighting of cycle paths with Pablo Celis, project manager for Aarhus Cycle City.

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Safe routes to school

Safe routes to school

| December 13, 2010

How can we influence the recent development where more and more children are driven to school, so the children instead get out of the car seats and up on their bicycles? Tools like school-route analyses and traffic policies can help make the task of securing the school routes more systematic and ensure that the resources are utilised in the best possible way.

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