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, […]
Jan Gehl, architect and owner at Gehl Architects (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark), became the recipient of the Peter Elming Initiative award 2016 on September 15th. The award was given to Jan Gehl, due to his lifelong pioneering work developing livable cities – and because Jan Gehl continuously has made cycling central 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 […]
Every year since 1995, the DRUID conference has brought together PhD students of areas within global change and innovation, and has since grown to become one of the premier academic conferences of its kind. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference and this year it is hosted by Copenhagen Business School (CBS), meaning […]
The following year, the Municipality of Gladsaxe will hold the title of this year’s bike municipality. Every year since 2005 the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has announced a new winner of the title at the National Danish Bike Conference For many years the Municipality of Gladsaxe has worked to create good and safe bike lanes. As […]
Tomorrow the annual National Danish Cycling Conference kicks off. This conference will be the 9th of its kind, and the biggest one to date, as more and more companies, municipalities, and organizations, join every year. The conference ends Wednesday and the just two day long programme is packed with more than 30 events including talks, […]
The Norwegian National Cycling Conference (Den Nasjonale Sykkelkonferansen) is a biennial conference for planners, policy makers, and all other professionals, working with cycling in one shape or another.
As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]
This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city […]
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 […]
Monday April 18th the US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, took part in a bike ride through Copenhagen where Klaus Bondam, the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, spoke about Danish cycling culture and how Copenhagen had overcome many of issues now facing cycling in the US. When asked whether it was possible for the […]
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.
The Cycling Embassy of Denmark involved in exporting cycling culture at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
At this year’s Olympic Games the nation of Denmark will be represented not only by their athletes but also by a 300 square meter pavilion, designed by the Danish Henning Larsen Architects. As the only pavilion at the Olympic Games, the Danish pavilion will be located on the iconic Ipanema Beach. The pavilion aims especially […]
In just a few days the Velo-City Global conference of 2016 will take place. Each year this conference brings together the leading people within cycling infrastructure, culture, and technology and once again the embassy is strongly represented. This year’s conference will take place in Taiwan (read more here) a city which has put substantial effort […]
The capital region is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians. The capital region consists of about a 100 workplaces employing some 40,000 – mainly health care professionals in hospitals – making it one of Denmark’s largest employers. We are the geographically smallest of Denmark’s five regions, as our area only covers 6% of […]
Weinreich Mobility is a one-woman company founded January 2016 by me, Marianne Weinreich after working with cities as a mobility consultant the last 15 years. Expert in cycling policy & promotion I’m not an engineer, I have a background in communication. I work with all aspects of Mobility Management, but I’m an expert on cycling policy and promotion. I’ve worked with […]
In August 2015, a group of stakeholders from six South-American cities participated in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Seminar. Claudio Olivares Medina from the organisation, Bicivilizate, shares his experiences from the seminar.
True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at Velo-city 2016 in Taipei. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.
Today, October 7, marks a special day for cycling. It is the first informal meeting of the EU and EFTA Transport Ministers discussing only cycling in a so-called “EU Cycling Summit.”