The Danish Road Directorate is part of the Danish Transport Ministry. The directorate is responsible for a portfolio of around 4.000 km of state-owned roads that carry around 45 % of the entire road traffic in the country.
After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
Focus on cycling is a new publication, communicating guidelines for the road projects in the city of Copenhagen. The purpose is to contribute to road projects in Copenhagen being designed so that bicycle traffic is considered as optimal as possible.