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How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

How do we prevent bicycle thefts – measures in Denmark vs. the Netherlands

| May 22, 2015

Bicycle thefts are a great nuisance for cyclists but what can be done to stop them? We have taken a look at the two most prominent bicycle nations: the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

Colombian children learn to bike the Danish way

| May 22, 2015

In February, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark joined forces with local partners to organize a cycling games event at the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia. By Lotte Bech, Urban Cycle Planning

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Poor bicycle parking is the cyclists’ bottleneck

Poor bicycle parking is the cyclists’ bottleneck

| May 22, 2015

”My bicycle has to be how Jolly Jumper is to Lucky Luke; it has to be right outside the window, ready to jump on,” says a cyclist from Copenhagen. But then better bicycle parking is needed and that is a problem Copenhagen Municipality and Rambøll are busy trying to solve. By Casper Wulff, Rambøll

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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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Odense receives the Cycle City Award 2015

Odense receives the Cycle City Award 2015

| May 19, 2015

The Municipality of Odense received the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s Cycle City Award 2015 at the Danish National Bicycle Conference yesterday.

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Bicycle Traffic Increasing in Aarhus

Bicycle Traffic Increasing in Aarhus

| May 15, 2015

More and more people are cycling in the City of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future. However, according to  alderman in the City of Aarhus, Kristian Würtz, the development is going to require that the state keeps co-funding cycle projects.

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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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New Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

New Bicycle Account from Copenhagen

| May 6, 2015

The Municipality of Copenhagen have published their new bicycle account for 2013-2014, and it shows positive results. Almost 50% of those who work or study in Copenhagen arrive by bike.

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Cycling is healthier than you think

Cycling is healthier than you think

| April 30, 2015

Not only does cycling to work give you great legs. A new study shows that commuter cyclists also eat healthier, smoke and drink less, and in general feel less stressed.

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2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

2014 a record year for cycling in Denmark

| April 27, 2015

Not since the 90’s, have the Danes cycled as much as they did in 2014. But a new long-term national cycling fund is needed if this development is to continue. By Lasse Skou Hauschildt

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Europe Bike to Work

Europe Bike to Work

| April 17, 2015

11 countries are ready with campaigns to get people to bike to work with the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s classic Bike to Work campaign as their role model. By Rikke Ravn Faber, Danish Cyclists’ Federation

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Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

Cycling mode-share increasing in Odense

| April 14, 2015

In just one year, the cycling mode-share in the Municipality of Odense has gone up from 22 to 24 % corresponding to 12,000 extra trips per day.

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Nobody Wants to Cycle in Deserted Cities!

Nobody Wants to Cycle in Deserted Cities!

| April 9, 2015

It is not only the small, local shopkeeper who has to lock up and close when shopping malls appear in more rural areas. The entire cycling culture, and thus public health, is affected by the new malls.

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CED Discussing Challenges of Urbanisation at Symposium Today

CED Discussing Challenges of Urbanisation at Symposium Today

| April 8, 2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Development Cooperation and the City of Copenhagen are co-hosting a symposium on urbanisation today, and of course the Cycling Embassy of Denmark is present.

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Insecurity and Bad Health Makes People Stop Cycling

Insecurity and Bad Health Makes People Stop Cycling

| April 7, 2015

A project by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and the DaneAge Association has studied the factors that make people aged 50+ stop cycling, and what can be done to make them start again.

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Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

Danish Regional Bicycle Account Now Available in English

| April 1, 2015

The Capital Region of Denmark has made the world’s first ever regional bicycle account. 1 in 5 trips is carried out by bicycle, but there are huge differences in cycling mode-share between the city, the suburbs and greater suburbs municipalities. Cycling means fewer sick days The account is based on counting’s from 2007 to 2012 […]

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What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

What are the urban and geographical preconditions of a high cycling mode-share?

| March 30, 2015

According to a study commissioned by the Danish Nature Agency, a combination of smooth terrain, high local accessibility/density, and the city’s size in the region affects the cycling mode-share. By Thomas Alexander Sick Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark and Hans Skov-Petersen, University of Copenhagen

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38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

38 % of Danish car drivers want to bike more

| March 24, 2015

According to a survey, many people would actually like to bike more. But the municipalities need to lend them a helping hand. Several Danish municipalities already have good experiences to share.  

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Copenhagenize Design Company

Copenhagenize Design Company

| March 23, 2015

Copenhagenize Design Company is a world-renowned, interdisciplinary “go-to-team” for cities and governments who want to reestablish the bicycle as transport. Led by CEO Mikael Colville-Andersen, our team is comprised of urban planners, mobility experts, architects, anthropologists, sociologists, user experience experts and industrial designers. We place a great deal of focus and passion into understanding why […]

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CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

CED Member ‘Danish Cancer Society’ launches new Cycling Campaign

| March 19, 2015

‘Ta’ Cyklen Danmark’ or in English ‘Get on your Bicycle Denmark’ is the name of the new campaign which aims to get more Danes cycling – especially when travelling less than 5 km.

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