The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and its EMBARQ sustainable mobility initiative recently published its new guidelines “Cities Safer by Design.” This report provides key design principles for cities to make street safer. The publication was qualified during EMBARQ’s participation in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s “Bikeable City Masterclass.”
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.
For a couple of months Randers Municipality has lent out electric bikes to people in three towns in the surrounding area – people who normally drive a car to work. The participants jump in the saddle and leave the the car in the garage.
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.
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.
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.”
Several representatives from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark are speaking at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference, “Den nasjonale Sykkelkonferansen” in Oslo from october 13-15.
In 1998, Odense was appointed national cycling city of Denmark. From 1999-2002 Odense used 20 million DKK on bicycle projects. This resulted in a 20% increase in bicycle traffic, a 20% decrease in accidents and a bicycle share of 27 % on all trips.
The two CED members Municipality of Copenhagen and Municipality of Odense will be represented at the 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference, which will take place between 23rd and 26th September 2014 in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco.
The Danish Cancer Society and the Danish Cyclists’ Federation are travelling to Iceland to give lectures at the conference “Cycling for the future” in Reykjavik. The conference is organized by Bikeability Iceland and the Icelandic Cyclists‘ Federation.
During these days, the Delhi-Copenhagen Urban Challenge is taking place in Copenhagen. On this occasion, Maria Helledi Streuli, Project Manager at the Municipality of Copenhagen, will host a lecture on mobility management.
On June 26th, the Cycling Embassy celebrated its 5 years anniversary. On this occasion the members of the embassy was equipped with new embassy bikes from Velorbis.