Cycling - Danish Solutions
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The Danish Road Directorate is part of the Danish Transport Ministry. The directorate promotes an integrated road and transport system and is responsible for a portfolio of around 4.000 km of state-owned roads that carry around 45 % of the entire road traffic in the country.
Gehl’s vision is to create better cities for people. We work to promote a holistic sustainable lifestyle, and thereby to improve people’s quality of life. We believe there is more to cycling than cycling. In short, a bike-able city is a good city for people.
Gladsaxe was nominated for the “Cycle City Award” in 2015. Approximately 22 percent of Gladsaxe’s residents use their bicycle as their primary means of transport, meaning that Gladsaxe, a part of the Greater Copenhagen region, is one of the five most cycling municipalities in Denmark.
Donkey Republic is a global bike share service founded in Copenhagen in 2015 with the aim of improving urban transportation by making shared bicycles accessible to everyone. We have built an innovative and sustainable business and technology, driven by convenience, reliability and affordability.
Trafik i Børnehøjde means ‘traffic in children’s eye level’. We specialize in school road projects and behavior. In our work with the schools, we insist that children and youth involvement in traffic solution is the best path to school engagement.
The Municipality of Aalborg, situated in the northern part of Denmark, is the fourth largest city in Denmark. The municipality has a total of more than 400 km cycle paths and lanes and the network constantly expands for the benefit of the around 200.000 inhabitants.
In Aarhus, one of Denmark’s most cycling-friendly municipalities, almost 25% of residents bike to work, but the ambition is to increase this proportion considerably. A large-scale Cycle Action Plan sets out completely new ambitions for cycle traffic with projects totaling 34 million €.
The Danish Two-wheel Retailers Association (ETRA) is a trade association for bicycle retailers and represents the interests of many of the bicycle retailers in Denmark. ETRA promotes cycling and safety in Denmark through cooperation with relevant partners on politics, lobbying, and counseling.
With its just nine square kilometers, the Municipality of Frederiksberg is the smallest and most densely populated municipality in Denmark – located in the middle of Copenhagen. This allows short distances, which in turn provide good opportunities for cycling.
The Municipality of Esbjerg wants more people to bike and more people to bike farther and more often – bike commuters as well as bike tourists. During recent years, the cycle safety has greatly improved in Esbjerg due to both physical changes as well as campaigns to change behavior.
Urban Cycle Planning was founded in 2011 by architect, Lotte Bech, with the aim to promote cycling for the benefits of life quality in cities around the world. Urban Cycle Planning offers study tours and cycle training for children and is coordinator for the Bikable City Masterclass.
The main purpose of the Cycle Superhighways is to create better conditions for commuter cyclists, and thus encourage more people to choose the bike over the car – also over longer distances. It provides improved health and urban environment and less congestion – for the benefit of all road users.
For Copenhageners, cycling is as natural as brushing their teeth. Cycling is the preferred mode of transport as the bicycle is a key component for urban planning. But becoming the world’s best city for cyclists is not a goal in itself, but a means to becoming a greener, healthier and livable city.
Rambøll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company. At Rambøll, we help our customers meet today’s high demands for improved transportation systems and increased mobility by navigating the complex challenges associated with the planning and design of cities and transport systems.
Thomas Krag Mobility Advice is an advisory company specialized in transport behavior and attitudes to transport. We have carried out numerous analysis of transport, among these cycling’s influence on the societal costs of transport, forecasts of bicycle parking and more.
At NIRAS, we create mobility and cohesion with the ambition to achieve the most sustainable solution. We consider cycling an important part of the solution to the world’s and not least the cities’ traffic and environmental challenges like urban life, congestion, noise and environmental pollution.
Over the past 7 years the Municipality of Randers has been working more intensively with cycling than ever. That effort has succeeded in an increase in the amount of cyclists and the designation of being the official Cycling Municipality of Denmark 2013 although Randers has a hilly countryside.
Danish Cycling Tourism is a non-profit association of public and private partners whose main purpose is to develop cycling tourism in Denmark. Danish Cycling Tourism is also the EuroVelo Coordination Centre for Denmark from 2016 and onwards.
Falco designs, manufactures and supplies all types of standard and custom made urban furniture as we know that there is a need for different bicycle parking solutions. All of our products are produced in high quality, user-friendly design and with good durability in mind.
The Danish Transport Federation is an independent business organisation within the Confederation of Danish Industries. The Confederation of Danish Industries has 10.000 members, of which more than 3.000 are members of the Danish Transport Federation.
Biomega designs and develops bicycles, electric bicycles and related accessories. We aim to create a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation by developing city bikes so beautiful that they compete directly with cars and imbue our cities with new meaning.
In the Capital Region of Denmark, cycling is considered a societal investment, as it reduces congestion, carbon emissions, air- and noise pollution, and increases health and life quality. Regional politicians have granted funds to regional projects e.g. the cross-municipal Cycling Super Highways.
Moving Spaces is an architectural consultancy offering the transport solutions and urban design frame for the sustainable city with great emphasis on bicycle planning and behavior. We work with both the built urban fabric, behavioral aspects and the traffic solutions that together make up a whole.
DSB aims to make the combination of cycling and train attractive and easy accessible. In the Copenhagen suburban area, it is free to bring your bike on the S-tog, and at all of our stations, we offer parking facilities which will be further improved in capacity and quality in the coming years.
Celis Consult specializes in road safety and bicycle traffic and offers advice in all conceivable aspects of traffic situations – from preparation of cycling strategies and general traffic planning to the actual conceptual design.
COWI offers cross sectarian consulting services concerning cycle traffic and have a broad experience in how to make bicycle friendly urban planning and development. COWI has helped municipalities implement bicycle cities with the whole spectrum of initiatives that make more people use their bike.
Copenhagenize Design Co. is the multi-disciplinary go-to team for cities in all matters relating to bicycle urbanism. Our tight-knit team of planners, designers and communication experts help cities around the world to help develop a more bicycle-friendly future.
The Municipality of Syddjurs takes cycling seriously. We are a minor municipality, with large ambitions regarding cycling. We have some of the most hilly landscapes of the country called ”Mols Bjerge” (the ”mountains” of Mols), witch is an attraction for a large number of cyclists every year. We hav…
RAW Mobility offers consultancy on making traffic and urban life co-exist to make great and vibrant cities. We have a strong focus on vulnerable road users, both cyclists and pedestrians, as we see sustainable transport as part of the solution to climate change.
Urban Creators is a consultancy working with green and liveable mobility, urban development, process management and communication for and in collaboration with public and private organizations, foundations, citizens, and others. For Urban Creators, cycling holds a great potential as part of green ur…
BBCARGO is the result of a hand-picked Danish collaboration.
It brings together best-in-class, locally sourced components to create a beautifully designed, heavy-duty cargo bikes that’s built to last.
Geveko Markings is a global road markings company Geveko Markings is a Danish company, with a global presence. We manufacture and supply the full range of materials for road markings and decorative horizontal applications. Our markings safeguard communities and guide people to their destination as w…
Atkins is a leading engineering and design consultancy offering consulting services within cycle traffic and cycling promotion. In our view, safety, comfort and accessibility are key elements to ensure optimal conditions for bicycle users and get more people to bike.
DGI is the non-elite sport organisation in Denmark – a non-governmental organisation that aims at increasing physical activity among the Danish population in close cooperation with the Danish local sports clubs.
Since 1905, the Danish Cyclists’ Federation has been pushing for political priorities that will enable everyone to choose a healthy, active way of life, and that will unleash the enormous social potential of a strong cycling culture and bring about a healthier, more sustainable world.