Cycling Embassy of Denmark is a formalized network with an association framework and over 40 member organizations. The people participating in the network are some of the leading experts we have in Denmark, when it comes to cycle know-how. The daily work of the embassy is located in the secretariat of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, from which many of our different activities emanate.
An important resource we have developed is our website. The website is an entrance to cycling knowledge. In previous years, it could be quite a challenge to find Danish cycling knowledge. The embassy has made this easier as it brings together experts within the areas of city planning, cycling promotion, cycle parking facilities, bicycle tourism, campaigning, cycle safety, health promotion, and much more.
Not only has the embassy made it easier for other interested parties, but the embassy is also an excellent platform to develop new cycle solutions with colleagues in other organizations – and in time in other countries. Denmark is a cycling laboratory where new trends and innovative ideas are evolving, and we are more than happy to share.
Cycling Embassy of Denmark offers a wide range of services for visiting delegations and groups. These services include master classes, bike tours and lectures regarding cycling solutions, and urban mobility planning.
13 European cities are to inspire each other to become more bicycle friendly. Copenhagen have been appointed mentor city for Manchester, Riga and Helsinki and are themselves hoping to learn a thing or two from Amsterdam’s experiences with bicycle parking and handling abandoned bikes.
Do you need knowledge and concrete tools on how to promote cycling or improve conditions for cyclists in your country or city? Now you have the possibility to learn from leading Danish experts at the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s Bikeable City Masterclass May 20-24, 2019.
The new Bicycle Account for 2016 is out and it shows that cycling is still the preferred mode of transportation to work and education in Copenhagen. Since 2014, the number of kilometers cycled on an average weekday in Copenhagen has increased from 1.34 to 1.4 million. In fact, this year cyclists outnumbered cars in central Copenhagen.
A majority around the Danish government has allocated 100 million DKK for promoting cycling in municipalities over a period of two years. The new Cycle Fund is part of an agreement that allocates 762 million DKK for public transport and cycling.
“Many have already made up their minds on what a bicycle is, so for us to compete and win against the inner city car, we need to play on their terms. We need to really compete with cars and not other bicycle brands.”
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.