Tag: cycling

Bicycling throughout Europe

Bicycling throughout Europe

| September 29, 2016

The European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, visited Copenhagen on September 9th. The purpose of the visit was for Bulc to seek inspiration on how The European Commission can improve the promotion of cycling in Europe. According to the European Commission for Transport, mobility and transport is playing a fundamental role in today’s world. The […]

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the CIVITAS Forum 2016

| September 28, 2016

At the CIVITAS Forum in Gdynia, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is sharing and promoting Danish bicycle culture.  The theme of this year’s Forum is ´Shaping the mobility of tomorrow’ and here the participants will discuss the development of sustainable urban mobility in the European cities. Three members of the CED, Niels Hoé from […]

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The Danish Bicycle Games in Rio de Janeiro

The Danish Bicycle Games in Rio de Janeiro

| September 23, 2016

Parallel to The Olympic Games in Rio, a bicycle initiative took place in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Here the Brazilian bicycle organization, Bike Anjo, had arranged a bicycle workshop with an array of games, ideas, and inspiration. Balder Brøndsted, a representative of the Danish Cyclists´ Federation and VisitDenmark, participated in the workshop, to […]

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CED member receives bicycle award

CED member receives bicycle award

| September 20, 2016

Jan Gehl, architect and owner at Gehl Architects (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark), became the recipient of the Peter Elming Initiative award 2016 on September 15th. The award was given to Jan Gehl, due to his lifelong pioneering work developing livable cities – and because Jan Gehl continuously has made cycling central to […]

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In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

In Denmark kids are bicycling to school from the first day

| September 14, 2016

Every year when a new class of Danish children starts school, they are also preparing themselves to getting to school for the first time. Traditionally, the year group of children is primarily being taught traffic safety. However at the municipality of Odense in Denmark, they are promoting bicycling in schools by adding it to the […]

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The future of the bicycle

The future of the bicycle

| September 7, 2016

Tuesday the 30th of August 2016, politicians, cycling enthusiasts, and specialists were gathered at a national bicycle conference at Christiansborg, hosted by The Social Democrats and the Danish Cyclists´ Federation. The purpose of the conference was to debate the political issues regarding bicycle planning. The focus of the conference was the bicycle culture of the […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

Danish Cycling Games gain popularity in South America

| November 20, 2015

Fostering a new generation of young cyclists through Cycling Games is an important step towards getting more people to use the bicycle as their preferred means of transportation. The Danish concept, Cycling Games, has gained popularity in Colombia and the aim is to spread it further across South America.

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Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

Gehl Architects receives innovative reward for outstanding architecture

| November 18, 2015

Gehl Architects was recently rewarded with the “Initiative Prize” 2015 awarded by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) for their work in creating great living spaces in cities all over the world.

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50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

50,000 Danish children learn about the importance of bike lights

| November 11, 2015

In November, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s light and bike reflector campaign will be teaching pupils in 4th grade across the country to remember bike lights.

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The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

The Bycyklen bikes have arrived

| November 2, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th  the last truck, loaded with 65 Bycyklen bikes, rolled from Germany into Denmark. The City & Commuter Bike Foundation’s board has now approved the delivery and is happy to see that all of the 1,860 Bycyklen city bikes have been delivered and that the Bycyklen system now counts 90 bike stations.

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How to decrease right-turn accidents

How to decrease right-turn accidents

| October 23, 2015

The Danish Road Directorate recently initiated two measures to decrease the number of right-turn accidents. The first is by funding the establishment of bike boxes in Danish municipalities, and the second is through TV campaigns.

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Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

Our daily bike rides benefit the climate immensely

| October 20, 2015

Exercise, comfort and an easier means of transportation are among the main reasons why thousands of Danes grab the bike and leave the car in the garage. But cyclists are also a contributing factor in limiting global warming. In relation to cars, cyclists emits close to no CO2 from their transport.

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Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

Cycling police officers are closer to the public and the concerns of citizens

| October 13, 2015

In the Municipality of Aalborg, cycling police officers have become a common sight in the urban landscape.

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Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

Danish concept, CykelScore, awarded

| October 9, 2015

At this year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference the Danish project CykelScore (BikeScore) was awarded with a runner up prize in the category “Technical Innovation”.

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Strong Danish representation at top EU Cycling Summit

Strong Danish representation at top EU Cycling Summit

| October 7, 2015

Today, October 7, marks a special day for cycling. It is the first informal meeting of the EU and EFTA Transport Ministers discussing only cycling in a so-called “EU Cycling Summit.”

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Cycling Embassy Chairman to speak at CIVITAS Forum 2015

Cycling Embassy Chairman to speak at CIVITAS Forum 2015

| October 6, 2015

On October 7-9, Chairman of the CED, Marianne Weinreich, travels to Ljubljana for CIVITAS Forum 2015.

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Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen

| October 2, 2015

Cycle Super Highways play an essential role in making the Greater Copenhagen area the biggest cycling regions in the world. The highways are meant to encourage people to change their means of transportation from using cars to bicycles. Check out the video about the Cycle Super Highways.

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