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.
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!
On July 4th, the Minister of Transport in Denmark launched a new strategy aimed towards getting more people to use their bikes. The Danish Cyclists’ Federation contributed to the final strategy and is very pleased with the outcome.
This year – for the first time in the Velo-city history – the biggest cycling conference in the World was held in the Southern hemisphere – in Adelaide, Australia. And true to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was present to share Danish bicycle knowhow and hand over its Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion.
The participants of the international oil conference ONS2014 in Stavanger will be able to ride the Danish Gobike city- and commuter bicycles when they need to travel between hotels, businesses and conference events in August.
Horsens council in Jutland has created a 0.6 km long green ‘corridor’ where transport, play, exercise and recreation have been taken to a new level.
The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the world’s first cycling embassy, will celebrate its 5 year birthday on May 12th. The day will be marked with a big reception for members and collaborators on Thursday June 26th. The Embassy’s Chairman, Troels Andersen, looks back at 5 fantastic years full of activity.
In May, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark hosted a masterclass in Copenhagen for urban planners of the organisation EMBARQ from Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, its headquarters in Washington, and their partners from Turkish municipalities.
What does it take for the Danes to cycle? Most people know that cycling is healthier than going by car or bus. Even so, it is hard for people to change their behaviour. Both the physical surroundings and individual conditions influence our choice of our means of transport in our daily lives.
How do we make more car drivers take the bicycle to work and school each morning? That was the challenge given to IS IT A BIRD by The Technical and Environmental Administration in the City of Copenhagen earlier this year.
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.
Geographically, three CED members were very far away when they participated in the event IbikeABC. IbikeABC was a co-operation between the city administration of Buenos Aires, the Dutch Cultural Institute and the Danish Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Mistakes and misunderstandings concerning the price of Copenhagen’s new city bikes have overshadowed the debate about the possibilities offered by the new bike. That is a shame since the city bike is a perfect fit with recommendations from The Congestion Commission and Minister of Transport Pia Olsen Dyhr’s visions for more and better cycle traffic.
What can Danish cycle planners learn from the Dutch? This was the key question when a large group of members from Cycling Embassy of Denmark went on a study trip in September 2013. 23 cycling specialists visited 6 different Dutch cities and our twin organisation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
Getting children to bike to school benefits society in terms of both economy, health, and congestion says new report. COWI has analyzed the effect of the popular Bike to School campaign which is organized by the Danish Cyclists’ federation and TrygFonden.
Once the stomping grounds of Al Capone, Chicago’s ambition is now to become the number one cycle city in the U.S. In July, they journeyed to Copenhagen to seek counsel and inspiration from members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark on how to become “Chicagohagen.”