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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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Baustellen: Besseres Durchkommen für Radfahrer

Baustellen: Besseres Durchkommen für Radfahrer

| December 8, 2014

In allen Städten sind Maßnahmen im Straßenausbau und Baustellen von Zeit zu Zeit unvermeidlich, um die Infrastruktur zu erhalten oder weiter zu entwickeln. Dies zu bewerkstelligen, ohne die Bewohner und Verkehrsteilnehmer der Stadt zu behindern, ist schwierig. Aber eine Stadt kann sich aktiv dafür entscheiden, bestimmten Verkehrsteilnehmern den Vorrang einzuräumen.

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Movilidad inteligente: Tu transporte. Tus opciones

Movilidad inteligente: Tu transporte. Tus opciones

| December 8, 2014

¿Se puede trabajar con el tráfico en un laboratorio? Sí, decimos en Aarhus, donde un moderno coche de remolque funciona como laboratorio rodante en el proyecto Movilidad Inteligente.

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Aalborg utiliza drones para el análisis de caminos a las escuelas

Aalborg utiliza drones para el análisis de caminos a las escuelas

| December 8, 2014

Aalborg quiere ser la ciudad más segura en el tráfico para escolares en Dinamarca. Por eso, la Municipalidad de Aalborg en colaboración con COWI ha empezado a usar activamente nuevas e innovadoras herramien-tas de análisis, como son las cámaras GoPro y los drones, aviones no tri-pulados.

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CHAMP-Los 12 mandamientos del ciclismo

CHAMP-Los 12 mandamientos del ciclismo

| December 8, 2014

¿Por qué algunas ciudades europeas tienen un mayor porcentaje de ciclistas, en comparación con otras ciudades con las mismas características? Ésta es una de las principales preguntas que aborda el Proyecto CHAMP.

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Accesibilidad mejorada para los ciclistas en relación con obras viales

Accesibilidad mejorada para los ciclistas en relación con obras viales

| December 8, 2014

En todas las ciudades, grandes o pequeñas, a veces es necesario llevar a cabo obras viales para mantener y desarrollar la ciudad. Es difícil hacer esto sin provocar molestias a los usuarios y transeúntes urbanos. 

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Volunteers get the elderly out and about in Odense

Volunteers get the elderly out and about in Odense

| September 26, 2014

In Odense, during the spring, a new, exciting cycling project will start called “Cycling without age”, that gives the elderly the opportunity for coming together, getting new experiences and wind in the hair in the company of committed volunteers – and there is loads of cycling!

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