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New Research: city layouts control our mobility

New Research: city layouts control our mobility

| April 5, 2016

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 […]

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Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

| March 15, 2016

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 […]

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Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

| February 12, 2016

Quite a lot of the opposition against converting city centres from automobility to velomobility come from shop owners in city centres, who argue that by promoting cyclism, motorists are pushed out and away from shops in turn limiting or completely forfeiting a big part of the businesses revenue. We here at the Cycling Embassy of […]

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The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

| November 2, 2015

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.

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New study on cyclist behaviour

New study on cyclist behaviour

| June 22, 2015

New study by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and IS IT A BIRD show that all groups of road users experience inappropriate behavior from some cyclists.

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Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

| May 6, 2015

The Municipality of Copenhagen have published their new bicycle account for 2013-2014, and it shows positive results. Almost 50% of those who work or study in Copenhagen arrive by bike.

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2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

| April 27, 2015

Not since the 90’s, have the Danes cycled as much as they did in 2014. But a new long-term national cycling fund is needed if this development is to continue. By Lasse Skou Hauschildt

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Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

Bicycle theft on the retreat in Aarhus

| February 3, 2015

Despite an increase in cycling in the Municipality of Aarhus, bicycle theft has decreased from 6,930 thefts in 2011 to 4,894 in 2014.

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Major shopping centers reduces the use of bicycles

Major shopping centers reduces the use of bicycles

| May 8, 2014

A new report from the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark has been published. The report is on urban design’s effect on people’s cycling habits, and the results indicate that the establishment of major commercial shopping centers outside the cities weakens cycling.

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Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

| March 14, 2014

There is hardly any other city in the world that encourages bicycle traffic like Copenhagen. In doing so, the city called on consulting group COWI for help. By using advanced simulating software called PTV Vissim, COWI was able to realistically simulate current and future bicycle traffic.

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