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Registration is open: New Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen August 2017

Registration is open: New Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen August 2017

| March 31, 2017

Cycling Embassy of Denmark and the Danish Cyclists’ Federation offers a Masterclass in cycle planning and promotion. It will take place at University of Aalborg in Copenhagen August 28 to September 1 2017. We invite urban planners, NGO’s and politicians to experience the Danish cycle culture first hand on bike. With a mix of presentations, workshops and […]

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Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

Reinventing smaller roads in rural districts as recreative connections

| March 1, 2017

The Danish road network keeps growing and more and more Danes live in cities. Now, with a project supported by Realdania, the organisation Danish Cycle Tourism is looking at the possibilities of reinventing the smaller roads in the rural districts as recreative connections. The Danish public road network is in a growth spurt. From 1972 […]

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Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

Biomega is challenging perceptions of what inner city travel should look like

| March 1, 2017

“Many have already made up their minds on what a bicycle is, so for us to compete and win against the inner city car, we need to play on their terms. We need to really compete with cars and not other bicycle brands.” Danish based company Biomega is leading the way in challenging perceptions to […]

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Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

Borrowing electric bicycles is contagious

| February 28, 2017

For several years Randers Municipality has been lending electric bicycles to those of its citizens who want to swap their car for a bicycle when commuting. Now it turns out that the bicycles are contagious and seriously habit-forming for the colleagues of the borrowers. This was the case for a group of truck drivers who […]

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Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

Egon the Cycling Mosquito now has his own bicycle playground

| February 27, 2017

The Cycling Mosquito bicycle playground in Rudersdal Municipality is a colourful and educational  outdoor space for children where cycling games, storytelling and imagination are united – a unique frame contributing to the youngest ones’ joy of cycling. A well-known character creates the framework Egon the Cycling Mosquito is a bright little mosquito who has been […]

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New Danish bus campaign to prevent right-turn accidents

New Danish bus campaign to prevent right-turn accidents

| February 24, 2017

Denmark does a lot to prevent accidents involving trucks and cyclists. Still, 2016 set a tragic record as seven cyclists were killed by right-turning trucks. This is a significant increase compared to previous years. So, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation focusses on the problem with a new bus campaign. Despite preventive efforts, seven cyclists died in […]

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Slippery bike paths keep cyclists from cycling in winter

Slippery bike paths keep cyclists from cycling in winter

| February 21, 2017

Most cyclists do it all year around – also in winter. A new study, conducted by the project Go Cycling Denmark, shows that even more cyclists would do it in winter if bike paths were salted, cleared from snow and the lightning were better. The study was conducted among 1001 respondents in the age of 30- 59 whom […]

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CED Chairman at event on rethinking Berlin as a bicycle-friendly city

CED Chairman at event on rethinking Berlin as a bicycle-friendly city

| February 17, 2017

Today, Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) and owner of the consulting company Weinreich Mobility, Marianne Weinreich, speaks at the event “The Bicycle Era – Rethinking Berlin”, presented by ADCF Berlin (the German Cyclists‘ Federation). A bicycle boom in the capital of Germany, Berlin, calls for action so both speakers are giving a […]

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New Danish national cycling fund in place

New Danish national cycling fund in place

| February 14, 2017

A majority around the Danish government has allocated 100 million DKK for promoting cycling in municipalities over a period of two years. The new Cycle Fund is part of an agreement that allocates 762 million DKK for public transport and cycling. “The growing challenges in terms of public health, climate, and congestion increase the need […]

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Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017

| February 9, 2017

This is your chance to nominate the candidate you think should be honored with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2017. True to tradition, the CED will award an individual or an organization with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at the Velo-city conference which takes place in Arnhem and Nijmegen, […]

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Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

| January 10, 2017

On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C.  In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and […]

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Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

| December 14, 2016

The Danish e-bike company, MATE (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED)) has broken all previous Danish records by rising over $4 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. MATE has produced an electric bicycle designed to get more people riding bikes worldwide, in a fun, convenient, and cool way.   The siblings, Julie […]

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Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

| December 7, 2016

At the conference Danish Road Forum (Vejforum) in the city of Nyborg, Denmark, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is present and will be promoting urban cycling on November 7th to November 8th.  For the 16th time the biggest national conference in Denmark for leaders, employees and scholars in the road sector takes place. At […]

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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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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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CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

| October 6, 2016

In the autumn of 2016, Lotte Bech, member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and architect from Urban Cycle Planning, visited the Japanese cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa and Tokyo. Lotte Bech visited schools and kinder gardens to do workshops on cycling games. The trip had an aim of inspiring the Japanese communities to focus […]

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Bicycling throughout Europe

Bicycling throughout Europe

| September 29, 2016

The European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, visited Copenhagen on September 9th. The purpose of the visit was for Bulc to seek inspiration on how The European Commission can improve the promotion of cycling in Europe. According to the European Commission for Transport, mobility and transport is playing a fundamental role in today’s world. The […]

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

| September 28, 2016

At the CIVITAS Forum in Gdynia, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is sharing and promoting Danish bicycle culture.  The theme of this year’s Forum is ´Shaping the mobility of tomorrow’ and here the participants will discuss the development of sustainable urban mobility in the European cities. Three members of the CED, Niels Hoé from […]

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In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

| September 14, 2016

Every year when a new class of Danish children starts school, they are also preparing themselves to getting to school for the first time. Traditionally, the year group of children is primarily being taught traffic safety. However at the municipality of Odense in Denmark, they are promoting bicycling in schools by adding it to the […]

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