Tag: infrastructure

Variable-message signs for cyclists by right-turning trucks

Variable-message signs for cyclists by right-turning trucks

| January 17, 2011

Traffic accidents involving cyclists and right-turning have severe consequences. Because of the tragic traffic accidents related to cyclists and right-turning trucks, the Municipality of Aarhus and COWI have made a project, where the aim was to find a solution, which can reduce the number of casualties by right-turning accidents. Although it is the truck that […]

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Humps on path as alternatives to path bars

Humps on path as alternatives to path bars

| January 10, 2011

In order to maintain a high level of traffic safety, and at the same time do it more convenient for the cyclists to go by bike on the paths, a test where path bars are replaced with humps has been made in Lystrup near Århus in Denmark.

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CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

CO2 neutral cycle path lighting in Aarhus

| January 5, 2011

We meet him at the Skoedstrup exit outside of Aarhus in Denmark, just before twilight on a November day in 2010. Considering the high speed and the 9 km he has just cycled, he arrives in rather a relaxed mode, but this is quite characteristic for a fireball thrilled about his mission. We are talking about lighting of cycle paths with Pablo Celis, project manager for Aarhus Cycle City.

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Showing cyclists that they count

Showing cyclists that they count

| January 3, 2011

There are many infrastructure improvements devoted to increasing bicycle use, but perhaps none are more immediately enjoyed by the cyclist as the cyclist counter. Invented in Denmark, the cyclist counter represents the melding of infrastructure and public data in a way that is transparent, interactive and even fun for citizens – An interview with Marianne Weinreich, Head of Mobility for Veksø A/S

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Traffic calming – A cyclist’s best friend?

Traffic calming – A cyclist’s best friend?

| November 18, 2010

As the most densely populated municipality in Denmark, the City of Frederiksberg is under constant pressure from all road users to increase capacity. We asked Anne Mette Lundbirk to talk a bit about the competing demands between cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles.

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Bicycle parking – to do or not to do!

Bicycle parking – to do or not to do!

| November 15, 2010

Where do the bicycles go when not in use? Get advice on best practice and bicycle parking do’s and don’ts before deciding on your next bicycle parking facility.

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How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

How to: create safety for cyclists in Denmark

| November 15, 2010

Motorists’ and cyclists’ awareness of each other is central to traffic safety, and this awareness grows the more cyclists are on the road network – it is a positive spiral.

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Cycling and leisure time

Cycling and leisure time

| November 15, 2010

Combining bicycle-related events with already existing events is a great way to promote leisure-time cycling. Follow the example of Odense.

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Super highways for cyclists

Super highways for cyclists

| September 2, 2010

Bicycle motorways to encourage people to bike to and from work

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Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Parking

| September 1, 2010

Cycling as a means of transport is on the increase in many towns and cities around the world, and further growth in the number of cyclists is expected in the coming years. At the same time, a lot is being done at many levels to get more people on their bicycles. However, not much thought […]

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Rethinking the city – Janette Sadik-Khan

Rethinking the city – Janette Sadik-Khan

| August 17, 2010

“Janette Sadik-Khan discusses her work as Transportation Commissioner of New York City, including her efforts to create more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets. In the 21st century, she tells us, we will need to balance our transportation networks better.”

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Bicycle Parking Manual

Bicycle Parking Manual

| August 16, 2010

A manual on how to create good parking facilities

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Copenhagen’s Car-Free Streets & Slow-Speed Zones

Copenhagen’s Car-Free Streets & Slow-Speed Zones

Once again Streetfilms.org focuses on the Copenhagen way of living

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Let’s Reinvent the Wheel for a Change

Let’s Reinvent the Wheel for a Change

A publication about the cycling culture in Denmark

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Co-benefits of cycling

Co-benefits of cycling

Interview with John Whitelegg, Professor of Sustainable Transport, on the co-benefits of cycling

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Establishing a culture of cycling in the childhood

Establishing a culture of cycling in the childhood

A presentation of a practical approach to children and cycling from Velo-city 2007

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Cycling embassy in Ljubljana

Cycling embassy in Ljubljana

Troels Andersen and Steffen Rasmussen were representing the cycling cities of Fredericia and Copenhagen

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Boosting cycling is win-win

Boosting cycling is win-win

“Cycling improves health and the environment but it is not in the DNA of government. It needs to be”

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Andreas Røhl at Wisconsin Bike Summit

Andreas Røhl at Wisconsin Bike Summit

Cycling Embassy of Denmark will be represented by Andreas Røhl, head of the City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Program, at Wisconsin Bike Summit 2010

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Making Cycling Irresistible

Making Cycling Irresistible

John Pucher and Ralph Buehler published  in July 2008 a paper showing how the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have made bicycling a safe, convenient, and practical way to get around their cities.

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