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Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

| March 1, 2017

The Danish road network keeps growing and more and more Danes live in cities. Now, with a project supported by Realdania, the organisation Danish Cycle Tourism is looking at the possibilities of reinventing the smaller roads in the rural districts as recreative connections. The Danish public road network is in a growth spurt. From 1972 […]

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Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

| March 1, 2017

“Many have already made up their minds on what a bicycle is, so for us to compete and win against the inner city car, we need to play on their terms. We need to really compete with cars and not other bicycle brands.” Danish based company Biomega is leading the way in challenging perceptions to […]

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Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

| February 28, 2017

For several years Randers Municipality has been lending electric bicycles to those of its citizens who want to swap their car for a bicycle when commuting. Now it turns out that the bicycles are contagious and seriously habit-forming for the colleagues of the borrowers. This was the case for a group of truck drivers who […]

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Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

| February 27, 2017

The Cycling Mosquito bicycle playground in Rudersdal Municipality is a colourful and educational  outdoor space for children where cycling games, storytelling and imagination are united – a unique frame contributing to the youngest ones’ joy of cycling. A well-known character creates the framework Egon the Cycling Mosquito is a bright little mosquito who has been […]

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The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

| December 1, 2016

“My city … Your city … Our cities together. Cities are playing an increasingly pivotal role in Europe. In particular, cities which dare to invest in an integrated approach to mobility, air quality, economic development and health are vital,” says Per Langenberg, Polis President 2016 and vice mayor for mobility, sustainability and culture of Rotterdam. […]

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Can cycling prevent cancer?

Can cycling prevent cancer?

| November 30, 2016

At the World Cancer Congress in Paris, the Danish Cancer Society was invited to present a new project. The project presented is a Danish initiative called ´Go cycling Denmark´ (Ta’ cyklen Danmark), which highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in countering illnesses such as cancer. The award winning conference is one of the leading […]

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CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

| November 29, 2016

In September 2016, with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) at the handlebars, work began on creating the blueprints for a unified EU strategy on cycling. Early in the process, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was invited to participate by coordinating one of the chapters in this historic document on cycling. The objective of the strategy […]

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Collaboration for creating a better city

Collaboration for creating a better city

| November 29, 2016

In Denmark it´s unthinkable to redesign a city or neighborhood without including bike facilities and infrastructure. But cycling knowledge won’t make a city on its own, therefore HOE306 Consulting collaborate, with other professional competencies in order to make great space to live and interact. Part of the winning team HOE360 Consulting had the great pleasure […]

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Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

| November 29, 2016

STUDY: Gladsaxe Municipality has saved expenses of around half a billion DKK on healthcare since 1986. Traffic reorganization has resulted in fewer accidents and more bicycle lanes have resulted in more people cycling. Together this has meant great reductions in healthcare expenses. The purpose of Gladsaxe’s long-term work on speed reductions, traffic safety and the construction of bicycle lanes has been […]

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CED member in prominent international partnership with DHL

CED member in prominent international partnership with DHL

| October 3, 2016

The small Danish bicycle manufacturer Larry vs Harry, and member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, has started a partnership with international courier company DHL. Together they have developed an electrically powered cargo bike with an anti-theft box, making it perfectly suited for transporting parcels. After a successful trial period using the bike in several […]

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Aalborg focuses on co-operation and experiments

Aalborg focuses on co-operation and experiments

| September 29, 2016

It requires extraordinary efforts to retain and develop cycling in a city. In Aalborg, collaborations that include experiments and evaluation in order to bring Aalborg to the forefront amongst the leading cycling municipalities play a central role. Lately, two projects with Aalborg University have provided valuable input to continued development. In the last few years, […]

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Danish-Dutch team of architects to expand Amsterdam traffic hub

Danish-Dutch team of architects to expand Amsterdam traffic hub

| September 19, 2016

A Danish–Dutch architectural team is set to rebuild the train station Amstel in Amsterdam in the years to come. The rebuilding will vastly improve conditions for commuters who also use their bikes with 6,000 new bicycle parking spots in a compact layout and a meticulously prepared optimization of the natural passenger flow. The task is […]

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A bicycle became the motor of change

A bicycle became the motor of change

| September 19, 2016

In Aarhus we make a serious effort to further development and innovation in many areas. The character of the city is changing. The number of citizens is increasing, and we are seeing the appearance of new districts as well as a new skyline, new businesses, new places of study, new cultural institutions, a huge new […]

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The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

The New York Times streams live from bicycle rush hour in Copenhagen

| August 25, 2016

An ordinary Tuesday in august turned extraordinary when Klaus Bondam, CEO of The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – a member of Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) – was joined by The New York Times and their followers on Facebook on a livestreamed bike ride through Copenhagen. A Facebook page with 12 million followers. “Hello, this is […]

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Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

Danish mayors: Proof that cycling is healthy

| August 11, 2016

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. […]

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New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

New type of exercise-app gets Denmark cycling

| August 11, 2016

Unique app combines automatic tracking with targeted coaching – and the whole of Denmark is cycling along. The app “Ta’ Cyklen” (Get Cycling) has been downloaded almost 14.000 times in four weeks. The goal of the app was 10.000 downloads – a goal that was reached within the first two weeks. The campaign Health issues due to inactivity […]

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Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

Santiago de Chile wins award with cycling games in kindergartens

| August 8, 2016

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 […]

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Better bike solutions by including pupils

Better bike solutions by including pupils

| August 8, 2016

The company ’Traffic at Children’s Height’ (Trafik i Børnehøjde in Danish) has developed a method to handle problems surrounding school roads. The method puts traffic on the schools’ agenda by including pupils in its traffic solutions. In Traffic at Children’s Height we have used two years to develop a concept which can handle the behaviour, […]

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State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

State of Green: Sustainable Urban Transportation

| June 16, 2016

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, […]

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Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

| May 23, 2016

For Gladsaxe’s many cyclists, ‘tunnel vision’ will take on a completely new and luminous meaning in the near future, when tunnels are fitted with spectacular new interactive orange “wheels”. Twelve tunnels will light the way of cyclists to spectacular effect in the Danish Municipality of Gladsaxe along the Farum Cycle Super Highway, a network of […]

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