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Copenhagen Most Liveable City 2013

Copenhagen Most Liveable City 2013

| June 18, 2013

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.

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ITS makes cycling safer

ITS makes cycling safer

| February 8, 2013

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. 

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Copenhagen’s bicycle mayor: Give back the space to the cyclists

Copenhagen’s bicycle mayor: Give back the space to the cyclists

Space is in great demand in the Danish Capital. And it takes political courage to take it away from the cars and give it to the cyclists. But the result will be better urban life for all, says Copenhagen’s Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration

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Bicycle playground in action

Bicycle playground in action

| February 14, 2012

In cooperation with the Nordea-foundation and WoodCouture, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has developed the first mobile bicycle playground. Here, the more and less experienced bike kids can play themselves into secure cyclists.

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New traffic management solutions in Copenhagen

New traffic management solutions in Copenhagen

| February 10, 2012

Soon, the Copenhagen pedestrians, cyclists, and bus passengers will enjoy new high-tech traffic management solutions. This will not only mean less commuting time, but also a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly means of transport.

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Good, Better, Best – The City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Strategy 2011-2025

Good, Better, Best – The City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Strategy 2011-2025

| January 20, 2012

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.

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Bike exhibition in Berlin

Bike exhibition in Berlin

| January 13, 2012

The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin opened a bike exhibition 11 Januar at the Nordic Embassies in connection with Denmark’s EU presidency in the first half of 2012.

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Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

Cycle Campaigns in Denmark

| December 10, 2011

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.

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Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

Cycle superhighways will get more people on their bikes

| October 25, 2011

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

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How to copenhagenize your city?

How to copenhagenize your city?

| October 19, 2011

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”.

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Red light does not apply to cyclists!

Red light does not apply to cyclists!

| October 11, 2011

“Red light does not apply to cyclists” reads the top story on the free daily newspaper Urban today. The story is based on the new cycling strategi from the City of Copenhagen

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New Bike Sharing System in the city of Copenhagen and the city of Frederiksberg

New Bike Sharing System in the city of Copenhagen and the city of Frederiksberg

| September 22, 2011

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

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Bicycle account creates better bicycle conditions

Bicycle account creates better bicycle conditions

| September 18, 2011

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

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Why the world need a Cycling Embassy

Why the world need a Cycling Embassy

| September 1, 2011

Vox pop from the closing workshop at the Velo-City Global conference in Copenhagen 2010.

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The Mayor of Copenhagen – UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen

The Mayor of Copenhagen – UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen

| August 25, 2011

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.

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Experiments with flexible parking in Copenhagen

Experiments with flexible parking in Copenhagen

| August 22, 2011

Atkins has provided counseling to a new study on flexible parking spaces for the City of Copenhagen. The idea behind the flexible parking is to allow cyclists and motorists to switch using the car park on the street as needed.

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City’s biking industry rakes in 1.3 billion

City’s biking industry rakes in 1.3 billion

Being the “city of cyclists” has its economic benefits. The story is borrowed from the COPENHAGEN post.

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Bikeability

Bikeability

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.

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The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

The Carrot, the Stick and the Tambourine – Revitalizing Copenhagen as a City of Cyclists

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

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Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Copenhagen to Seattle: Bike infrastructure needed

Members of the Cycling Embassy did last week a series of presentations to a delegation from I-Sustain. John Mauro, Cascade Bicycle Club did this blog post.

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