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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.