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Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

| January 10, 2017

On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C.  In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and

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Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

Record breaking Danish startup brings affordable e-bikes to the masses

| December 14, 2016

The Danish e-bike company, MATE (member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED)) has broken all previous Danish records by rising over $4 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. MATE has produced an electric bicycle designed to get more people riding bikes worldwide, in a fun, convenient, and cool way.   The siblings, Julie

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Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

Conference: How can smart infrastructure change behavior?

| December 7, 2016

At the conference Danish Road Forum (Vejforum) in the city of Nyborg, Denmark, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is present and will be promoting urban cycling on November 7th to November 8th.  For the 16th time the biggest national conference in Denmark for leaders, employees and scholars in the road sector takes place. At

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The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

The Polis Conference: Call for greener transport

| December 1, 2016

“My city … Your city … Our cities together. Cities are playing an increasingly pivotal role in Europe. In particular, cities which dare to invest in an integrated approach to mobility, air quality, economic development and health are vital,” says Per Langenberg, Polis President 2016 and vice mayor for mobility, sustainability and culture of Rotterdam.

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CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

CED contributing to the first EU strategy on cycling

| November 29, 2016

In September 2016, with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) at the handlebars, work began on creating the blueprints for a unified EU strategy on cycling. Early in the process, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark was invited to participate by coordinating one of the chapters in this historic document on cycling. The objective of the strategy

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Collaboration for creating a better city

Collaboration for creating a better city

| November 29, 2016

In Denmark it´s unthinkable to redesign a city or neighborhood without including bike facilities and infrastructure. But cycling knowledge won’t make a city on its own, therefore HOE306 Consulting collaborate, with other professional competencies in order to make great space to live and interact. Part of the winning team HOE360 Consulting had the great pleasure

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Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

Bicycle lanes and traffic reorganization save Gladsaxe Municipality half a billion DKK

| November 29, 2016

STUDY: Gladsaxe Municipality has saved expenses of around half a billion DKK on healthcare since 1986. Traffic reorganization has resulted in fewer accidents and more bicycle lanes have resulted in more people cycling. Together this has meant great reductions in healthcare expenses. The purpose of Gladsaxe’s long-term work on speed reductions, traffic safety and the construction of bicycle lanes has been

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The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Town Planning Meeting 2016

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark at the Town Planning Meeting 2016

| October 7, 2016

At the Town Planning Meeting in Malmö, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is sharing and promoting Danish bicycle culture.  The theme of this year’s Town Planning Meeting is ´Cities in transition – Global challenges, local solutions´, and here the participants will discuss and share knowledge on how best to change cities for all the

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CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

CED abroad: Danish bicycle games for Japanese children

| October 6, 2016

In the autumn of 2016, Lotte Bech, member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and architect from Urban Cycle Planning, visited the Japanese cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa and Tokyo. Lotte Bech visited schools and kinder gardens to do workshops on cycling games. The trip had an aim of inspiring the Japanese communities to focus

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CED member in prominent international partnership with DHL

CED member in prominent international partnership with DHL

| October 3, 2016

The small Danish bicycle manufacturer Larry vs Harry, and member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, has started a partnership with international courier company DHL. Together they have developed an electrically powered cargo bike with an anti-theft box, making it perfectly suited for transporting parcels. After a successful trial period using the bike in several

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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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Aalborg focuses on co-operation and experiments

Aalborg focuses on co-operation and experiments

| September 29, 2016

It requires extraordinary efforts to retain and develop cycling in a city. In Aalborg, collaborations that include experiments and evaluation in order to bring Aalborg to the forefront amongst the leading cycling municipalities play a central role. Lately, two projects with Aalborg University have provided valuable input to continued development. In the last few years,

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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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Danish-Dutch team of architects to expand Amsterdam traffic hub

Danish-Dutch team of architects to expand Amsterdam traffic hub

| September 19, 2016

A Danish–Dutch architectural team is set to rebuild the train station Amstel in Amsterdam in the years to come. The rebuilding will vastly improve conditions for commuters who also use their bikes with 6,000 new bicycle parking spots in a compact layout and a meticulously prepared optimization of the natural passenger flow. The task is

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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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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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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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