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New handbook for school cycling

New handbook for school cycling

| November 26, 2013

The Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s new handbook for school cycling has just been published. The book gives concrete advice to parents, schools and municipalities on children cycling to and from school.

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Kisses on the cheek and tango – the Cycling Embassy of Denmark in Buenos Aires

Kisses on the cheek and tango – the Cycling Embassy of Denmark in Buenos Aires

| November 26, 2013

Geographically, three CED members were very far away when they participated in the event IbikeABC. IbikeABC was a co-operation between the city administration of Buenos Aires, the Dutch Cultural Institute and the Danish Embassy in Buenos Aires.

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A city bike costs 17,000 kroner

A city bike costs 17,000 kroner

| November 26, 2013

Mistakes and misunderstandings concerning the price of Copenhagen’s new city bikes have overshadowed the debate about the possibilities offered by the new bike. That is a shame since the city bike is a perfect fit with recommendations from The Congestion Commission and Minister of Transport Pia Olsen Dyhr’s visions for more and better cycle traffic.

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The Dutch approach – lessons learnt from a Danish perspective

The Dutch approach – lessons learnt from a Danish perspective

| November 26, 2013

What can Danish cycle planners learn from the Dutch? This was the key question when a large group of members from Cycling Embassy of Denmark went on a study trip in September 2013. 23 cycling specialists visited 6 different Dutch cities and our twin organisation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy.

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Ein Citybike kostet 17.000 Kronen

Ein Citybike kostet 17.000 Kronen

| November 26, 2013

Fehler und Missverständnisse über den Preis der neuen Kopenhagener Citybikes haben die Debatte über die Möglichkeiten, die das neue Citybike bietet, überschattet. Das ist ärgerlich, da das Citybike auf perfekte Weise auf die Empfehlungen  der sogenannten Staukommission und die Visionen von Transportministerin Pia Olsen Dyhrs  für mehr und besseren Fahrradverkehr zutrifft. 

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Der niederländische Ansatz – Erkenntnisse aus dänischer Perspektive

Der niederländische Ansatz – Erkenntnisse aus dänischer Perspektive

| November 26, 2013

Was können dänische Fahrradplaner von den niederländischen lernen? Das war die Kernfrage, als sich zahlreiche Mitglieder der dänischen Fahrradbotschaft (Cycling Embassy of Denmark) im September 2013 auf eine Studienreise begaben. 23 Radfahr-Experten besuchten sechs verschiedene niederländische Städte und unsere Partnerorganisation, die Niederländische Fahrradbotschaft.

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Neues Handbuch ”Mit dem Fahrrad zur Schule”

Neues Handbuch ”Mit dem Fahrrad zur Schule”

| November 26, 2013

Ende des Monats wird der neue Ratgeber des dänischen Radfahrerverbands zum Thema „Mit dem Fahrrad zur Schule“ herauskommen. Das Handbuch wird eine Reihe von guten Ratschlägen für Eltern, Schulen und Gemeinden über das Radfahren zur Schule enthalten.

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Wangenkuss und Tango – Die Dänische Fahrradbotschaft in Buenos Aires

Wangenkuss und Tango – Die Dänische Fahrradbotschaft in Buenos Aires

| November 26, 2013

Geografisch betrachtet waren drei Mitglieder der Dänischen Fahrradbotschaft, Cycling Embassy of Denmark, kurz CED, ganz weit weg, als sie an dem Event IbikeABC teilnahmen. IbikeABC war ein Zusammenarbeitsprojekt zwischen der Stadtverwaltung in Buenos Aires, dem niederländischen Kulturinstitut und der dänischen Botschaft in Buenos Aires.

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Press release: Cyclists and Cycling Around the World

Press release: Cyclists and Cycling Around the World

| November 19, 2013

“Cyclists and Cycling Around the World” is a visionary book of remarkable breadth, highlighting the increasingly valuable and fascinatingly complex role of the bicycle in contemporary urban life and experience.

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Cycling safety – what Copenhagen can teach global cities

Cycling safety – what Copenhagen can teach global cities

| November 12, 2013

Mobility, planning and cycling: a study from Lund University in Sweden has compared the role of urban cycling and transport planning in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, and the results could serve as a guide for other cities struggling with cycling safety. Watch a small teaser for the PhD study.

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Danish bike parade in St. Petersburg

Danish bike parade in St. Petersburg

| October 15, 2013

In celebration of this year’s Europe Day, St. Petersburg organized a Danish-inspired bike parade and met with Minister of the Environment, Ida Auken. The Danish bicycle culture is still in style all over the world.

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New Cycling Action Plan for Aalborg

New Cycling Action Plan for Aalborg

| October 14, 2013

Just before summer 2013, a new Cycling Action Plan was approved by the Aalborg technical committee. The action plan is the third of its kind (following similar plans in 2005 and 2009).

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What can the Danes learn from the Dutch?

What can the Danes learn from the Dutch?

| October 2, 2013

Even a leading cycling nation like Denmark needs new inspiration once in a while. So in September 2013, 23 representatives of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark journeyed to the Netherlands.

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New Danish school uses CykelScore to boost cycling

New Danish school uses CykelScore to boost cycling

| September 9, 2013

The Danish city Frederikshavn has high ambitions: They want to become the healthiest and most exercising municipality of Northern Jutland. As part of this strategy, the brand new school, “Nordstjerneskolen,” wants to become Denmark’s most bicycle-friendly school. CykelScore is part of their strategy.

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New book on promotion of active travel in urban areas now available

New book on promotion of active travel in urban areas now available

| September 1, 2013

The book “Aspects of active travel – How to encourage people to walk or cycle in urban areas” is now available. Marianne Weinreich of VEKSØ, member and Vice Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, has contributed to the book with an article about Danish best practice.

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Velo-City 2013 in Wien

Velo-City 2013 in Wien

| August 27, 2013

Vom 11. bis 14. Juni 2013 trafen sich über 1.400 Verkehrsplaner, Architekten, Berater, Forscher, Entscheidungsträger, NGOs und Fahrradenthusiasten in Wien, um sich gegenseitig zu inspirieren und ihr Wissen darüber, wie das Fahrrad als Transportmittel weitere Verbreitung finden kann, zu teilen.

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It Pays Off to Bike to School

It Pays Off to Bike to School

| August 26, 2013

Getting children to bike to school benefits society in terms of both economy, health, and congestion says new report.  COWI has analyzed the effect of the popular Bike to School campaign which is organized by the Danish Cyclists’ federation and TrygFonden.

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Chicagohagen: lessons learned from Denmark

Chicagohagen: lessons learned from Denmark

| August 26, 2013

Once the stomping grounds of Al Capone, Chicago’s ambition is now to become the number one cycle city in the U.S. In July, they journeyed to Copenhagen to seek counsel and inspiration from members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark on how to become “Chicagohagen.”

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Are cyclists good customers?

Are cyclists good customers?

| August 26, 2013

This was the question asked in a comprehensive study conducted by the City of Copenhagen on the link between shopping and transport mode. The answer is yes!

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Thoughts on Velo-City 2013 in Vienna

Thoughts on Velo-City 2013 in Vienna

| August 26, 2013

June 11-14, more than 1,400 traffic planners, architects, consultants, scholars, decision makers, NGOs and bicycle enthusiasts met in Vienna to inspire and share their knowledge on promoting cycling as a means of transport. A delegation of 25 represented the CED, and like the other conference goers, we had an amazing bicycle week in Vienna.

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