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Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

Beautiful light at the end of the tunnel

| May 23, 2016

For Gladsaxe’s many cyclists, ‘tunnel vision’ will take on a completely new and luminous meaning in the near future, when tunnels are fitted with spectacular new interactive orange “wheels”. Twelve tunnels will light the way of cyclists to spectacular effect in the Danish Municipality of Gladsaxe along the Farum Cycle Super Highway, a network of […]

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Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference

Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Norwegian National Cycling Conference

| May 17, 2016

The Norwegian National Cycling Conference (Den Nasjonale Sykkelkonferansen) is a biennial conference for planners, policy makers, and all other professionals, working with cycling in one shape or another.

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Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

Rain makes the light go green for cyclists in the Danish city of Odense

| May 10, 2016

As the first city in Northern Europe, Odense has implemented a brand new rain sensor in a traffic light along their Super Bike Highway which enables the intersection to measure when it is raining. As a result cyclists will experience up to 20 second longer periods of green light, meaning less time standing still at […]

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Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

Jan Gehl: the liveable city and death of car culture

| May 9, 2016

This article is based on an interview conducted of Jan Gehl by kommunen.dk. All quotes are translated from Danish, and the original interview can be found here. Jan Gehl has throughout his 50 year career shaped the development of Copenhagen and dozens of other cities across the world. Today his concept of the liveable city […]

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The ebike success story of Randers

The ebike success story of Randers

| April 25, 2016

Getting inhabitants to use their bike for their daily commute to work is often viewed as a decisively urban phenomenon, causing many smaller cities to discard the idea of bike commuting. However as the medium sized town of Randers has showed, it is far from impossible to get people to choose the bike instead of […]

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The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

The United States Secretary of Transportation wants to learn Danish cycling culture

| April 20, 2016

Monday April 18th the US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, took part in a bike ride through Copenhagen where Klaus Bondam, the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, spoke about Danish cycling culture and how Copenhagen had overcome many of issues now facing cycling in the US. When asked whether it was possible for the […]

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New Research: city layouts control our mobility

New Research: city layouts control our mobility

| April 5, 2016

A new study published in the scientific journal The Lancet proves that the layout of your local neighbourhood determines your mobility choices, says the Danish newspaper Politiken. The study is based on 6.800 adults in 14 cities across 10 countries, and determines that people living in neighbourhoods built to promote walking and cycling get up to […]

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Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

Denmark ranked world’s happiest nation

| March 21, 2016

We have held the title before, but been stuck behind countries like Iceland and Switzerland the last few years. This year, for the first time, the World Happiness Report has a specific focus on inequality and well-being. This means that indicators such as income, poverty, education, health, and good government now play a much more […]

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Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

Leaflets from Velo-City 2016

| March 15, 2016

Clicking the title of the leaflet will access both the English and Chinese version (the Chinese translation is attached after the page in English).  Every year when the Cycling Embassy of Denmark visits the Velo-City conference, we naturally bring along informational leaflets on various cycling related topics. This way we can quite easily share loads […]

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City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

City of Bikes – Copenhagen. The philosophy of becoming the world’s best cycling city

| March 15, 2016

Copenhagen has stood out as a prime example of bike infrastructure and policy making for years, however the city is no longer content with “just” being great, it want to be the best, proclaiming that the explicit goal of Copenhagen from 2016 is to become THE best city for cycling in the world.

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark involved in exporting cycling culture at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark involved in exporting cycling culture at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

| March 8, 2016

At this year’s Olympic Games the nation of Denmark will be represented not only by their athletes but also by a 300 square meter pavilion, designed by the Danish Henning Larsen Architects. As the only pavilion at the Olympic Games, the Danish pavilion will be located on the iconic Ipanema Beach. The pavilion aims especially […]

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Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum wins the 2016 Leadership Award at Velo-City Taipei

| February 29, 2016

Each year the Cycling Embassy of Denmark awards one organisation or individual with the Leadership Awards for Cycling Promotion. This year Mortel Kabell, the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen, presented the award to Philippe Crist from the International Transport Forum at OECD. 

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In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

In Odense kindergarteners bike to school

| February 25, 2016

Once more our member, the municipality of Odense, has caught the eye of the international media due to their success in promoting bicycling. This time it is The Washington Post which recently published an article about the municipalities focus on alternative transport for even the smallest children. Actually the municipality has been so successful in promoting […]

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark strongly represented at Velo-City Global 2016

| February 24, 2016

In just a few days the Velo-City Global conference of 2016 will take place. Each year this conference brings together the leading people within cycling infrastructure, culture, and technology and once again the embassy is strongly represented. This year’s conference will take place in Taiwan (read more here) a city which has put substantial effort […]

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Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

Copenhagen invests in online intelligent traffic signals for the entire city

| February 17, 2016

No more red waves and heavy traffic at low speed, when driving to and from work. Copenhagen has invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals, in order to replace the old light. The new signals will save bus passengers between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time, according to the municipality. The traffic lights […]

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Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

Cyclists shop more – debunking the myth of cycling being bad for business.

| February 12, 2016

Quite a lot of the opposition against converting city centres from automobility to velomobility come from shop owners in city centres, who argue that by promoting cyclism, motorists are pushed out and away from shops in turn limiting or completely forfeiting a big part of the businesses revenue. We here at the Cycling Embassy of […]

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Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

Annual general assembly in one of Europe’s most livable cities

| February 8, 2016

Odense as the perfect host This year, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s (CED) annual general assembly was hosted by the Municipality of Odense, the 3rd largest city of Denmark. It is difficult to think of a more suiting spot for this year’s general assembly, as just recently Odense

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Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

Marianne Weinreich speaks at sustainable workshop in Poland

| January 28, 2016

Today Thursday the 28th of January 2016, Marianne Weinreich from Weinreich Mobility speaks at The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS) in Warsaw about sustainable mobility. The Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management  has supported the preparation of energy plans for almost 800 municipalities around the country. To […]

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How Denmark became a cycling nation

How Denmark became a cycling nation

| January 18, 2016

In the 1960s, cars were threatening to displace bicycles in the main Danish cities. But the oil crisis, the environmental movement and a couple of controversial road projects reversed the trend. This is however just part of the story of why Danes still cycle so much.

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South America learns from Danish cycle experts

South America learns from Danish cycle experts

| January 12, 2016

In August 2015, a group of stakeholders from six South-American cities participated in the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Seminar. Claudio Olivares Medina from the organisation, Bicivilizate, shares his experiences from the seminar. 

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