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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Odense creates bike-keen school children (Denmark)

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In the Municipality of Odense’s project, “Cycle School,” the bike has become part of the solution to many challenges rather than a question of why the kids don’t bike to school. Here, the bike has been integrated into all aspects of the school’s daily routines.
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By News Editor / Updated: 22 May 2015
By News Editor / Updated: 09 Jan 2015

Shared parking for bicycles and cars in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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In cities where space is in short supply, you need to think outside the box in order to make room for everyone. When it comes to a cycle city like Copenhagen, with its countless cyclists, you also need to allocate parking space for both cars and bikes. This is where 'flex-parking' comes in.

By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Exploring Copenhagen by bike (Denmark)

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After being launched in Eindhoven and Helmond in 2012, the Cyclodeo service is now available in one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world:Copenhagen.
The Cyclodeo website allows people to explore cities from their web browser as if they were riding a bicycle. A map displaying a GPS track and a video-player (showing what the cyclist sees) are combined to form a ‘Cyclodeo ride’. When visualising a ride, it is possible to jump to a specific track position by either clicking on the progress bar of the video player or directly on the track itself: they are both matching.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

EU support to help improve important Danish railway line

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The European Union will provide co-financing of €5 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to upgrade important railway access lines between Sealand and Lolland in Denmark.
The project, which is part of the Fehmarn Belt railway axis (TEN-T Priority Project 20), is a key element of the main north-south railway route connecting the Nordic countries to the rest of Europe.
By News Editor / Updated: 29 Aug 2014
By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Danes cycle even when it is snowing (Denmark)

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Everybody knows that Danes are active bike riders in summertime, but recent results show that many of them don’t stop cycling even in the depths of winter.
Denmark is famous for its cycling culture, but people often ask whether the Danes continue to cycle when the circumstances become more challenging with snow and ice on the ground. The Danish National Travel Survey (TU), which analyses the Danes’ transport behaviour, goes some way to answering this.
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By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jan 2015
By Raf Canters / Updated: 23 Sep 2014

Walking or cycling to school can improve children’s concentration (Denmark)

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If you are in the habit of driving your children to school, you’re not really doing them much of a favour. Instead, walking or cycling to school has been shown to improve concentration levels of children in a study in Denmark.
A recently published Danish study shows that walking and cycling to school increases children’s ability to concentrate in school. Children that were taken to school in a car by their parents or who took public transport, performed less well in a test measuring concentration levels, than children who walked or cycled.
By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

1,000 cyclists on a GPS-based relay race (Denmark)

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Like many other Danish cities, Fredericia wants more people to jump on a bike. The city's goal is to reach a 25% modal share, but this requires new and more effective measures.
Previously, the municipality ran the children’s campaign ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ where GPS technology engaged the target group with great success. Therefore, the city decided to use the same yellow GPS units in an adult context: ‘Cykelstafetten' or ‘Bike Relay Race’.