Lectures

Lectures by the Cycling Embassy of Denmark
The members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark have developed a number of standard lectures on a number of topics that experience has shown our guests are particularly interested in.

Below you will find an overview of our standard lectures that take place in:

Copenhagen – our capital with app. 650.000 inhabitants notable for its strong, mainstream cycle culture, 426 km of cycle tracks, cycle lanes and green cycle routes, and a 36 % modal share which they are working hard to increase to 50 %!

Odense – the third-largest (app. 170.000 inhabitants) city in Denmark and an important cycle city notable for its work with integrating the bicycle in to curricular activities in the schools.

Price: Standard lecture, 1-1.5 hours: DKK 2.500 ex VAT.
Please contact the host directly. For specific requests contact the secretariat at info@cycling-embassy.org

LECTURES IN COPENHAGEN
UrsulaBach, Københavns Kommune (2)

Cycling as the engine for financially and socially sustainable cities
Host: HOE360 Consulting
This presentation builds on the Keynote speak given at the Velo-City Global 2014 conference and gives an insight to how designing and planning for cycling and walking plays an important part in creating high level of life quality and at the same time generates economic wellbeing for the Cities local business.
Duration 45 minutes including Q & A

Cyclist Organizations’ Influence on Political Processes
Host: Danish Cyclists’ Federation
What role can civil society organizations play in the promotion of cycling. What are our merits and our challenges? The Danish Cyclists’ Federation was formed in 1905. For over 100 years we have been fighting for the rights of Danish cyclists to ensure safe conditions for the current and coming generations of cyclists.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Copenhagen, City of cyclists
Host: Municipality of Copenhagen
The bicycle is the favorite mode of transport in Copenhagen because it is often the fastest and most convenient way to get around. But what has brought the City of Copenhagen to become one of the world’s leading cycling cities? And what challenges does Copenhagen have in common with many other large cities around the world, when it comes to ensuring safe and green mobility and a vibrant urban life for all? These are some of the questions that we answer in our presentation.
Due to time constrains and several requests for presentations each week we cannot accommodate all requests.
Duration: 45 min.–1 hour
Kofoed & Co (12)

Bicycle Planning and Design
Host: Rambøll
Learn how Copenhagen copes with the challenge of the growing amount of cyclists – from planning to design. In recent years the amount of counter flow bike paths has been increased to allow an easier trip through the central part of the city that predominantly consists of one way streets. The lecture will focus on the planning and design of these as well as the overall planning of bicycle infrastructure in Copenhagen. Different design solutions will also be presented regarding bike flow and how to improve capacity on the bike paths.
Duration: 1.5 hours including Q&A

Bicycle Planning and Design – What works and what don’t
Host: HOE360 Consulting
It’s about creating Cities worth living in, but that’s not always done in the first attempt. This presentation provides concrete examples of planning and infrastructure, both those who been successful, but also those that didn’t work well. Things aren’t always perfect – but that can be redone.
It addresses issues such as: Space allocation, Intersections, bicycle paths, bicycle parking, design, functionality, accessibility, flexible use of space.
Duration 45-90 minutes including Q & A

Planning for cyclists meets cultural entrepreneurship
Host: Rambøll
Do you want to know what really shifts the gears of urban cycling culture in Copenhagen? Join the lecture and hear about the cycling festivals, events, volunteering, innovation and social interaction on wheels – and how you can support it and makes it flourish. The lecture will focus on how planning for cyclists can work together with the cultural cycling entrepreneurs that every city has. In words, images and film we will present a case on a Copenhagen cycling festival where we will walk you through the do’s and don’ts of how to identify and join forces with volunteers, and how to communicate and engage with stakeholders towards a common goal through targeted communications.
Duration 1.5 hours including Q&A

Bicycle parking – Do we need it?
Host: HOE360 Consulting
Where to park your bicycle? More bicycles = more Parking. This presentation originates from providing thousands of bicycle parking spaces in Copenhagen, both for ordinary bicycles and Cargo-bikes.
It addresses issues such as: Space allocation, Capacity, Design, Functionality, Accessibility, Flexible- and temporary use of space, amenity, storage & theft prevention.
The mix of practical and technical experience will differ according to your professional background and interests.
Duration 45-90 minutes including Q & A

Danish Cyclists' Federation, Mikkel Østergaard (2)Kids biking to school
Host: Rambøll
An important focus for bicycle planning is to secure that the next generation of cyclists are created. This lecture will focus at the strategic important work with getting school children to bike to school. The lecture will include examples of the work with securing safe and secure school roads, the work with changing the habitats among children and parents through school traffic policies and campaigns.
Duration 1.5 hours including Q&A

Bicycle Planning in medium sized cities (50.000 – 260.000 inhabitant)
Host: Rambøll
This lecture will give you an insight into how a number of medium sized Danish cities have worked with increasing the number of cyclists. The lecture will give an insight in the various challenges and possibilities the medium sized cities face in order to improve bicycling facilities. For instance the cities experience an increase in car ownership, but on the other hand have good possibilities to use existing infrastructure for cyclists and the possibility to use and upgrade recreational routes. The lecture includes both examples of planning initiatives and specific solutions.
Duration 1.5 hours including Q&A

LECTURES IN ODENSE

Cycling – so much more than infrastructure
Host: City of Odense
Every fourth trip in Odense is done by bike and 80 % of all school children either walk or cycle to school. Today cycling is integrated in the city’s overall policies and it is an essential part of city planning. Odense has won prices for both infrastructure and campaigns. The cycle barometer, green waves and super cycle highways were all invented here. In Odense we will customize our presentation to your needs and interests.
Duration 1.5-3 hours including Q&A

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