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Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

| May 10, 2016

As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]

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Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

| May 9, 2016

This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city […]

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Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

Scooters before bicycles – Velo-City2016 in Taiwan experience from the danish delegation

| April 29, 2016

This year’s Velo-City Global was hosted by Taipei, a huge player in the production of bike components and frames. Taipei, is at the same time, like many other Asian mega-cities, subject to rapid population growth due to the exponential urbanisation of Taiwan. According to Niels Hoé Asian cities problems with congestion is of a very […]

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The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

| April 20, 2016

Monday April 18th the US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, took part in a bike ride through Copenhagen where Klaus Bondam, the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, spoke about Danish cycling culture and how Copenhagen had overcome many of issues now facing cycling in the US. When asked whether it was possible for the […]

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Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

| March 21, 2016

We have held the title before, but been stuck behind countries like Iceland and Switzerland the last few years. This year, for the first time, the World Happiness Report has a specific focus on inequality and well-being. This means that indicators such as income, poverty, education, health, and good government now play a much more […]

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Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

| February 29, 2016

Each year the Cycling Embassy of Denmark awards one organisation or individual with the Leadership Awards for Cycling Promotion. This year Mortel Kabell, the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen, presented the award to Philippe Crist from the International Transport Forum at OECD. 

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

| February 24, 2016

In just a few days the Velo-City Global conference of 2016 will take place. Each year this conference brings together the leading people within cycling infrastructure, culture, and technology and once again the embassy is strongly represented. This year’s conference will take place in Taiwan (read more here) a city which has put substantial effort […]

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Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

| February 17, 2016

No more red waves and heavy traffic at low speed, when driving to and from work. Copenhagen has invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals, in order to replace the old light. The new signals will save bus passengers between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time, according to the municipality. The traffic lights […]

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Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

| October 2, 2015

Cycle Super Highways play an essential role in making the Greater Copenhagen area the biggest cycling regions in the world. The highways are meant to encourage people to change their means of transportation from using cars to bicycles. Check out the video about the Cycle Super Highways.

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Cycling Without Age ships rickshaws across the globe

Cycling Without Age ships rickshaws across the globe

| July 9, 2015

Soon, elderly across the globe will get wind in their hair. Local fiery souls have succeeded in collecting over 400,000 DKK for Cycling Without Age’s campaign which was launched this May.

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Falco

Falco

| July 9, 2015

Falco designs, manufactures and supplies all types of standard and custom made urban furniture. All of our products are produced in high quality, user-friendly design and with good durability in mind. Falco is very aware of its social responsibility, and our employees health and safety, product usability and function as well as our care for […]

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Denmark’s shortest cycle track

Denmark’s shortest cycle track

| June 10, 2015

10 meters long – or short perhaps – that is the length of a newly-opened cycle track south of Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus.

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High-profile leaders in the running for CED’s Leadership Award 2015

High-profile leaders in the running for CED’s Leadership Award 2015

| May 26, 2015

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has received nominations for our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion from near and far this year. The winner will be announced during the Velo-city conference in Nantes in early June.

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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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Cycling Without Age – Goes International

Cycling Without Age – Goes International

| May 13, 2015

The Danish organisation, Cycling Without Age, launches new international campaign to spread the succesful concept to the rest of the world.

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By og Landskab

By og Landskab

| February 9, 2015

New member of the CED.

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New video introducing Copenhagen’s new “gobike”

New video introducing Copenhagen’s new “gobike”

| February 5, 2015

CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, Klaus Bondam, reviews Copenhagen’s new city bike the “Gobike”.

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Two out of four new bicycle bridges in Copenhagen

Two out of four new bicycle bridges in Copenhagen

| January 17, 2015

Copenhagen’s cyclists took in a new cycle short cut this week as the City of Copenhagen officially opened two new bicycle bridges.

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German TV station NDR has visited Copenhagen

German TV station NDR has visited Copenhagen

| November 27, 2014

The German TV Station NDR has visited Copenhagen to do a report on the unique bicycle culture and liveability. The report features Niels Jensen aka the bicycle chief, traffic planner in the Municipality of Copenhagen.

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Learning from Copenhagen – Live stream speeches from Bauhaus University

Learning from Copenhagen – Live stream speeches from Bauhaus University

| October 22, 2014

On october 24th, the Bauhaus University in Weimar are hosting a symposium with the title “Learning from Copenhagen – Urban design and architecture for the new urban mobility.”

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