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How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

| May 22, 2015

Bicycle thefts are a great nuisance for cyclists but what can be done to stop them? We have taken a look at the two most prominent bicycle nations: the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

| May 22, 2015

In February, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark joined forces with local partners to organize a cycling games event at the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning

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Poor bicycle parking is the cyclists’ bottleneck

Poor bicycle parking is the cyclists’ bottleneck

| May 22, 2015

”My bicycle has to be how Jolly Jumper is to Lucky Luke; it has to be right outside the window, ready to jump on,” says a cyclist from Copenhagen. But then better bicycle parking is needed and that is a problem Copenhagen Municipality and Rambøll are busy trying to solve. By Casper Wulff, Rambøll

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The first bicycle street in Copenhagen

The first bicycle street in Copenhagen

| May 22, 2015

2014 became the year when Copenhagen got its first bicycle street. It started out as a part of a traffic experiment in the city centre. By Julie Pedersen, Copenhagen Municipality

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New Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

New 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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Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

| April 1, 2015

The Capital Region of Denmark has made the world’s first ever regional bicycle account. 1 in 5 trips is carried out by bicycle, but there are huge differences in cycling mode-share between the city, the suburbs and greater suburbs municipalities. Cycling means fewer sick days The account is based on counting’s from 2007 to 2012 […]

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Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

Changing Culture – What can North American cities learn from Copenhagen?

| March 11, 2015

Watch this video to see how Helle Søholt, CEO at Gehl Architects, explains why changing a city’s culture can make it flourish in numerous ways. More important than the way the city looks and feels, is the process it took to get there.

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More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

More Children Cycling to School in Horsens Municipality

| March 3, 2015

An analysis showed that in the Municipality of Horsens (app. 86,000 inhabitants), the percentage of children getting to and from school themselves was lower in 4 of the district’s towns in comparison to the other schools. Now, the council has improved school routes in the 4 towns thanks to well-informed advice from its inhabitants.

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How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

How To Get More People Cycling – Every Day!

In 2013, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation received funding from the Danish National Cycling Fund and set out to investigate how to get people to choose cycling as their daily mode of transportation, and how to keep them in the saddle.

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Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

Cycle sharing flourishes in Randers

| March 2, 2015

It isn’t just car sharing that’s popular these days. In the southern part of Randers, employees at schools and businesses have become crazy for sharing electric bicycles, which has got more people in the saddle.

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Cycling Tourism Danish Style

Cycling Tourism Danish Style

| March 2, 2015

Cycling tourism in Europe is growing, and more and more destinations are trying to get a piece of the pie. The interest in cycling holidays is rising, and competition is hard.

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Cycling Games now available in Spanish

Cycling Games now available in Spanish

| January 5, 2015

Fun cycle training for Spanish-speaking children. The Danish Cyclists’ Federations succesful concept “Cycling Games” is now also available in a Spanish booklet.

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The Biggest News Items of 2014

The Biggest News Items of 2014

| December 30, 2014

What were the biggest news from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark? We have had a look at what our readers liked the most in 2014. Here’s our Top 10 in case you missed them. 

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Smart Mobility: Your transport. Your life.

Smart Mobility: Your transport. Your life.

| December 8, 2014

Can you work with traffic in a laboratory? In Aarhus we say yes – here a modern caravan is a rolling laboratory for project Smart Mobility. The purpose is to create an insight into the behavior of the road users and test alternative solutions.

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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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CHAMP – 12 cycling commandments

CHAMP – 12 cycling commandments

| December 8, 2014

Why do some European cities have a much higher share of cycling compared to other cities with the same characteristics? This is one of the main questions the CHAMP project addressed.

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Improved passability for cyclists in connection with road works

Improved passability for cyclists in connection with road works

| December 8, 2014

In all cities, big and small, it is sometimes necessary to carry out road works in order to maintain and develop the city. Doing this without bothering the users of the city is difficult but a city can make an active choice to prioritise certain types of road users over others.

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Aalborg nutzt Drohne zur Analyse von Schulwegen

Aalborg nutzt Drohne zur Analyse von Schulwegen

| December 8, 2014

Die Stadt Aalborg möchte für Schulkinder die verkehrssicherste Stadt Dänemarks sein. Deshalb hat die Kommune in Zusammenarbeit mit der Unternehmensberatung COWI neue innovative Analysegeräte wie GoPro-Kameras und Drohnen in Gebrauch genommen. Die Arbeit für die Verkehrssicherheit an den Schulen in der Kommune kann auf diese Weise unter anderem die Erlebnisse der Schulkinder im Straßenverkehr einbeziehen.

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Smarte Mobilität: Dein Transport. Deine Auswahl.

Smarte Mobilität: Dein Transport. Deine Auswahl.

| December 8, 2014

Kann man den Verkehr in einem Labor untersuchen? „Ja“ sagen wir in Aarhus, wo in dem Projekt Smart Mobilitet ein moderner Wohnwagen als mobiles Labor dient. Der Arbeitsauftrag lautet, das Verhalten der Verkehrsteilnehmer nachzuvollziehen und Alternativen zu testen.

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CHAMP – Zwölf Ratschläge fürs Radfahren

CHAMP – Zwölf Ratschläge fürs Radfahren

| December 8, 2014

Warum ist das Aufkommen an Radfahrern in manchen europäischen Städten im Vergleich zu anderen Orten mit denselben Merkmalen viel höher? Das ist eine der Hauptfragen, mit denen sich das CHAMP-Projekt beschäftigt. 

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