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New figures on cycling in Copenhagen break the record

New figures on cycling in Copenhagen break the record

| June 1, 2017

The City of Copenhagen has a long tradition of systematic data collection to document the development in cycling and identify future challenges. A new Annual Bicycle Report on Cycling was introduced last year as an addition to the biannual Bicycle Account. The 2017 Annual Bicycle Report confirms that cycling is still the preferred mode of

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Meet us at Velo-city 2017

Meet us at Velo-city 2017

| May 29, 2017

Visit our stand at Velo-city 2017 in June. Try our virtual reality bike tour, join our Bicycle Mayors’ Debate, and follow the handover of our annual Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion. Sharing Danish bicycle know-how True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will be strongly represented at the world’s biggest cycling conference, Velo-city 2017

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Regional cycling survey provides regional bicycle knowledge

Regional cycling survey provides regional bicycle knowledge

The Capital Region of Denmark has, as the only region in Denmark – maybe in the world – made an overall regional cycling survey. The survey shows that cycling is doing well and that there are still big differences between the central municipalities Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the suburbs and the rural municipalities in the region.

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Handle the bike – prize-winning traffic safety seminar for sports cyclists

Handle the bike – prize-winning traffic safety seminar for sports cyclists

| May 29, 2017

In Denmark, and this sets it apart from many other countries, there is a more obvious and visible difference between sports cyclists and everyday cyclists. The vast majority of Danes do their day-to-day cycling in ordinary clothes – from jeans and suits to high heels; in many other countries around the world cycling is a

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Campaign celebrates the ‘unusual’ children who go to school themselves

Campaign celebrates the ‘unusual’ children who go to school themselves

| May 29, 2017

In 2012, The Municipality of Skanderborg launched the traffic campaign “The Unusuals” and the campaign is still on-going now, five years later. The aim was and is to get more school children to transport themselves as it will make them more confident in traffic and reduce the number of cars around the schools. The Municipality

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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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Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

| October 10, 2012

Get word of  Danish bicycle knowhow and new best practice examples. Sign up for the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s quarterly newsletter.

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Newsletter 7 – June 2012

Newsletter 7 – June 2012

| June 30, 2012

Cars and bikes share parking spaces in Copenhagen, new cycle super highways generate more cyclists, and three German cities win bicycle counters from CED member VEKSØ. Read about it in our newsletter.

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Newsletter 5 – December 2011

Newsletter 5 – December 2011

| December 30, 2011

Mom, can we go to the bicycle playground today? Around 5000 kids in Copenhagen have tested and approved the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s bicycle playground. Now it is going out to play in the rest of the country. Read more Good signals – for safety’s sake The City of Copenhagen has high ambitions when it comes

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Newsletter 4 – September 2011

Newsletter 4 – September 2011

| September 14, 2011

UCI Road World Championships hits Copenhagen The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is ready to greet the approximately 1,500 international journalists during the UCI Road World Championships—and show them how to bike the Danish way. Read more Cycling for a good cause Cycling as a sport has grown increasingly popular in Denmark over the last years,

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Newsletter 3 – July 2011

Newsletter 3 – July 2011

| July 7, 2011

Bicycle Account creates better bicycle conditions The City of Copenhagen has just published its Bicycle Account 2010, which shows the advances in cycle traffic in the Danish capital – and where there is room for improvement. Read more Cycle City 2.0 The Danish cycle cities are continuously working to brand themselves. Just recently, Odense has

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Newsletter 2 – December 2010

Newsletter 2 – December 2010

| December 1, 2010

Making cycle training fun Good sense is crucial when we move about in traffic. But the imagination is our best ally if we want to teach our children to cycle both safely and happily. Read all about the positive Danish experiences with cycle training through play. READ MORE Cycling children are healthy children; healthy children

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Newsletter 1 – November 2010

Newsletter 1 – November 2010

| November 1, 2010

The Bicycle Butler – from scolding fingers to oil and a smile With its new approach to parking problems, the City of Copenhagen attempts to create behavioural change by offering cyclists an extra service. Read more Bicycle parking – to do or not to do! Where do the bicycles go when not in use? Get

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