After an internship with Gehl Architects, two students from the University of Washington in the U.S. have produced a handbook on strategies for making better urban spaces for citizens of all ages based on their experiences with the Gehl approach and the Danish bicycle culture.
According to the lifestyle magazine Monocle, Copenhagen is the world’s most liveable city. It is the second time the Danish capital wins the title, the last time being in 2008. Then and now, bicycles play an essential role for Copenhagen’s high level of life quality for the city’s residents and visitors.
Increasing numbers of cyclists on Copenhagen’s cycle tracks require new approaches to planning and implementing cycling infrastructure. Casper Wulff of consulting company and new member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Rambøll, points to ITS technology as part of the answer.
In Copenhagen’s new bicycle strategy you can read about the new initiatives and plans, which lay down guidelines for the longterm and overriding priorities within the bicycle area.
It can be hard to determine the exact effect of cycle campaigns, but the tendency in the Danish bicycle culture is clear: In cities that make a systematic effort at promoting cycling, more and more people choose to cycle. There is no doubt that cycle campaigns play a part in this success. This catalogue gives an overview of 14 concrete campaigns, their goals, how they worked in practice, and their results.
It must be made even easier to choose the bike in favour of the car when going into town from further afield. The City of Copenhagen has joined 17 other municipalities and the Capital Region to create the cycle track’s version of the motorway: the cycle superhighway
Copenhagen is known worldwide as a city with a strong cycling culture and a fantastic cycling infrastructure. So when traffic planners, architects and journalists speak about Copenhagen inspiring other cities to improve urban living, mobility and the environment by promoting cycling, they use the term “copenhagenize”.
The city of Copenhagen and the city of Frederiksberg, as well as the Public Transport Operators Metroselskabet and DSB S-tog have entered a collaboration on the development and establishment of a bike-sharing system, which in a first step covers the cities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg
Text; Bicycle account creates better bicycle conditions The City of Copenhagen has just published its Bicycle Account 2010, which shows the advances in cycle traffic in the Danish capital – and where there is room for improvement. Photos: Troels Heien / Monoline
The City of Copenhagen will be hosting the UCI Road World Championships September 19 – 25, 2011 and the city plans to celebrate this with a Bicycle Festival that offers exciting and fun activities and events for people of all ages.
As part of the bikeability research project the University of Copenhagen conducted a street survey of bicyclist’s preferences and behavior. The video summaries the project and the street survey, and offers a good visual impression of the intensity in the Copenhagen bicycle culture.
Andreas Røhl lays forward the Copenhagen challenges and highlight some of the carrots, sticks and tambourines that the city of Copenhagen takes into use when pursuing the goal of gaining market shares in favour of cycling. Watch the presentation from last years Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen