Recent Articles

The Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark

| February 1, 2016

The capital region is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians. The capital region consists of about a 100 workplaces employing some 40,000 – mainly health care professionals in hospitals – making it one of Denmark’s largest employers.​ We are the geographically smallest of Denmark’s five regions, as our area only covers 6% of […]

Continue Reading

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

| January 28, 2016

Today Thursday the 28th of January 2016, Marianne Weinreich from Weinreich Mobility speaks at The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS) in Warsaw about sustainable mobility. The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management  has supported the preparation of energy plans for almost 800 municipalities around the country. To […]

Continue Reading

The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

The chairman of the Cycling Embassy changes jobs

| January 27, 2016

After 7 years as Head of Mobility in VEKSØ,  Mobility Consultant and Chairman of “The Cycling Embassy of Denmark”, Marianne Weinreich has started her own company “Weinreich Mobility” as of the beginning of this year.

Continue Reading

Weinreich Mobility

Weinreich Mobility

| January 26, 2016

Weinreich Mobility is a one-woman company founded January 2016 by me, Marianne Weinreich after working with cities as a mobility consultant the last 15 years. Expert in cycling policy & promotion I’m not an engineer, I have a background in communication. I work with all aspects of Mobility Management, but I’m an expert on cycling policy and promotion. I’ve worked with […]

Continue Reading

How Denmark became a cycling nation

How Denmark became a cycling nation

| January 18, 2016

In the 1960s, cars were threatening to displace bicycles in the main Danish cities. But the oil crisis, the environmental movement and a couple of controversial road projects reversed the trend. This is however just part of the story of why Danes still cycle so much.

Continue Reading

South America learns from Danish cycle experts

South America learns from Danish cycle experts

| January 12, 2016

In August 2015, a group of stakeholders from six South-American cities participated in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Seminar. Claudio Olivares Medina from the organisation, Bicivilizate, shares his experiences from the seminar. 

Continue Reading

The biggest news from 2015 – top 10

The biggest news from 2015 – top 10

| January 1, 2016

What were the most popular news from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark? We have had a look at what our readers liked the most in 2015. Here’s our Top 10 in case you missed them.        

Continue Reading

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2016

Call for nominees for CED’s Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion 2016

| December 9, 2015

True to tradition, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark will award an individual or an organisation with our Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion at Velo-city 2016 in Taipei. In order to find the best candidates, we need your help to nominate the most dedicated and progressive cycling promoters.

Continue Reading

The Danish Cycling Fund 2014 status report

The Danish Cycling Fund 2014 status report

| December 9, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate has just published a new comprehensive report containing facts and examples of how to facilitate projects that can improve conditions for cyclists.

Continue Reading

Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

Kindergarten kids cycle in Odense

| December 9, 2015

This autumn, there has been a serious focus on cycling among the youngest inhabitants in Odense. This has resulted in 850 children taking part in the cycling campaign “Rap i trafikken” and 45 kindergarten teachers being educated in cycling games.

Continue Reading

New study: What is a cyclist?

New study: What is a cyclist?

| December 9, 2015

With support from the national bicycle fund, The Danish Cyclists’ Federation – greatly aided by the innovation bureau IS IT A BIRD – examined what might make more people make the transition to using the bicycle as a means of transport. The report is now available in English.

Continue Reading

Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

Bicycle detective inspects lanes in Odense

| December 9, 2015

Better and safer bicycle lanes – that is the goal for the project that was begun in Odense Municipality in the summer of 2015. Jonas Korsgaard, or as he is also known, the bicycle detective, has as his job to inspect the no less than 550 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the municipality.

Continue Reading

CED’s Annual Report 2015

CED’s Annual Report 2015

| December 8, 2015

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has expanded its activities in 2015. Our Annual Report 2015 is out now. 

Continue Reading

CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

CED member advises Russian city on becoming cycle friendly

| December 7, 2015

The Russian city of Almetyevsk teams up with Copenhagenize Design Co. on one of the greatest transport projects of the 21st century. A complete transformation into the best bicycle-friendly city in Russia.

Continue Reading

CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

CNN columnist interview Klaus Bondam about cycling in Denmark

| December 7, 2015

A little while ago, award-winning columnist John D. Sutter from CNN wrote an email to Cycling Embassy of Denmark, expressing his desire to get more an insight of how Denmark is going about the country’s ambitious plans to fight climate change.

Continue Reading

10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

10 Danish municipalities receive grant for permanent bicycle playgrounds

| December 4, 2015

Permanent bicycle playgrounds where kids can become cycle safe will be implemented in ten cities throughout Denmark. Out of twenty really good applications, ten municipalities have been selected.

Continue Reading

Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

Cycling Miss Daisy – down under

| December 1, 2015

The Cycling Without Age program is spreading around the world. Latest Ole Kassow´s initiative has expanded to Wellington in  New Zealand and  Melbourne, Australia.

Continue Reading

CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

CED-member HOE360 Consulting expands their business to Xining, China

| November 26, 2015

HOE360 have joined forces with Niels Jensen, experienced traffic planner from the Municipality of Copenhagen, to develop a training programme for the staff of the city council of Xining.

Continue Reading

Cyclists are priceless for cities

Cyclists are priceless for cities

| November 25, 2015

A new Danish study shows that cyclists and pedestrians contribute to roughly 50 % of the revenue in retailing in the large cities’ centers and roughly 25 % in the small and medium-sized cities. The bicycle is the preferred means of transportation in city centers, and cyclists visit more shops per trip than car drivers.

Continue Reading

The Danish National Bicycle Strategy

The Danish National Bicycle Strategy

| November 24, 2015

The idea behind the bicycle strategy is to encourage more people to cycle. By giving new ideas to municipalities and other actors who would like to take part in the green transition and who wish to invest in cycling – making it easier for more people to cycle on an everyday basis.

Continue Reading