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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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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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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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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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The Cycle Snake

The Cycle Snake

| September 26, 2014

The story behind the City of Copenhagen’s new bicycle bridge, the Cycle Snake, is the story of an overpass that benefits the city space and road users.

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Johannesburg: On Your Bikes!

Johannesburg: On Your Bikes!

| September 26, 2014

Fewer than one percent of all commuters in Johannesburg cycle. But that could soon change. Danish advisors have been to Jo’burg to get the process started.

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New national strategy for cycling in Denmark

New national strategy for cycling in Denmark

| July 22, 2014

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.

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Velo-city Down Under!

Velo-city Down Under!

| June 16, 2014

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.

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Norway’s oil capital chooses innovative Danish citybikes

Norway’s oil capital chooses innovative Danish citybikes

| June 16, 2014

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.

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Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

Disused railway line given new life as a cycle route

| June 16, 2014

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.

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