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By News Editor / Updated: 05 Jun 2014
By Admin Eltis / Updated: 09 Apr 2015

Developing cycling highways in Greater Copenhagen (Denmark)

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Cycling is a widely popular means of transportation in Copenhagen. To further promote this healthy alternative to car-use and public transport, Copenhagen is developing a network of 28 Super Cycle Highways. The first route (the Albertlund route) was opened in the Spring of 2012, followed by the Farum route in 2013. Between 2014 and 2018 nine more routes will be constructed. The initial results are promising: on the Albertlund route a 10 per cent modal shift to cycling has been reported.
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Copenhagen Wheel could revolutionise the way we cycle

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The Copenhagen Wheel, the product of collaboration between researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the city of Copenhagen (Denmark), is a smart way to make cycling easier and more attractive.
Pairing smartphone technology and elegant engineering, the team of researchers at MIT have developed this standalone system which replaces the back wheel of any normal bicycle. This can then supplement a cyclist's effort by providing up to ten times as much pedal power to the wheels to overcome hills and long distances.
By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 22 Sep 2015

Cyclists’ paradise: Copenhagen crowned European Green Capital 2014

In the 1970s, Copenhagen made a decision to change. Hit by the worldwide energy crisis and riding the wave of a newly energised environmental movement, the Danish capital pursued a revolutionary new policy that afforded cycling the same priority as motor vehicles. The move was controversial, with many politicians sceptical about the long term ramifications.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Cargo bikes tested in Denmark

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Aiming to further spread the uptake of cargo bikes in European cities, the Danish Cyclists Federation undertook testing of six different models on behalf of CycleLogistics.
Cargo bikes could potentially move 50 percent of all goods in European cities, and this form of freight is enjoying a resurgence across the continent. The Danish Cyclists Federation tested six different models of cargo bikes on behalf of the EU-funded project CycleLogistics.
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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Aarhus uses Bluetooth technology to monitor traffic (Denmark)

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Travel times and traffic flow throughout the metropolitan area of Denmark’s second city will be monitored by a new traffic monitoring system.
Aarhus has conducted eight months of testing the traffic monitoring system, developed by Danish firm BLIP Systems. The study demonstrated that using the unobtrusive Bluetooth system could offer the same information as alternative solutions at a lower cost.
By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

New Cycling Action Plan for Aalborg (Denmark)

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Just before summer 2013, a new Cycling Action Plan was approved by the Aalborg technical committee. The action plan is the third of its kind (following similar plans in 2005 and 2009).
The mobility office in Aalborg has been working on the Action Plan since spring 2013, together with representatives from all relevant technical departments, who came together to form a project group. New approaches to local mobility planning have been applied to the process to ensure the plan makes a difference.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link: longest combined rail and road tunnel

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A fixed and direct link between Scandinavia and Central Europe has been an enduring vision for many decades. This vision is now about to be realised: an approximately 19 km wide link between Rødbyhavn and Puttgarden is due to open to traffic in late 2021.
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will be owned by Denmark and financed by Danish state-guaranteed loans raised in the international financial market. These loans will be repaid by the users of the fixed link. This well-proven state-guarantee model was also used to finance the fixed links across Storebælt and Øresund.