Denmark and especially Copenhagen is known for it's many cyclists and iconic infrastructure for cyclists. Go visit Copenhagen and take part in a high quality two-day programme which will learn you a lot about planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark. Not only will you hear several interesting and inspiring lectures, you will also experience cycling yourself in Copenhagen and surroundings, including trips on bicycle super highways (supercykelstier) and trips where cycling is combined with public transport.
A lot of things can be done via computers and virtual meetings, but experiencing bicycle traffic in practise can't. You have to be on the spot in order to really understand what is going on. Visits to Denmark is now again possible, and we look forward to welcome you here.
Besides several bicycle excursions the study trip will include lectures about Copenhagen, Odense and a suburb of Copenhagen. Planning issues as well as the role of politicians and NGO's will also be covered. There will be plenty of opportunities for informal discussions.
Speakers to be confirmed are Marie Kåstrup, head of Bicycle Program at the City of Copenhagen , Sidsel Birk Hjuler, manager of projekt Supercykelstier (Cycle Superhighways), Troels Andersen, senior planner at the City of Odense and Morten Kabell, former Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs in Copenhagen, former CEO of Copenhagenize Design Co and present Head of Smart Mobility, Ramboll Denmark.
The target group of the study trip is planners, policy makers, politicians and NGO representatives. The only requirements for participation is an interest in the issue and the ability to cycle.
The study trip starts with a get-together Monday the 2nd May in the evening followed by two full days ending at Wednesday the 4th May at 5 pm. You can find a detailed program of a previous event here.
Participation cost is 569 € with an early-bird price of 465 € 1). The price presume you are from a non-Danish organisation and - in case you are based in an EU country - can present a valid VAT-number. With full VAT included participation cost is 680/550 € (normal/early bird). You can obtain the early-bird price if you sign up before the end of February, 2022 or enroll at least two participants at the same time.
The price includes all meals, bicycle rental and public transport during the study trip, but not accommodation (hotel and breakfast).
Cancellation fee is 20% until April 4, 2022. After this date cancellation is not possible. Full refund will be given if the organizers cancel the study trip.
Mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for info, or call Jens Erik Larsen at +45 21 25 39 85 or Thomas Krag at +45 27 11 86 24.
Some fair priced, central options are Ibsens Hotel, Hotel Jørgensen, Hotel Windsor and Generator Hostel København. You can also check out current offers at hotels.com.
The situation by the end of August 2021 is good in Denmark. There are as many cyclists as ever, and visits from several countries are possible. If you reside and travel from a green or a yellow country you are not required to document a "worthy purpose" for the travel, and you can enter without isolation just with a negative test. If you are fully vaccinated, no test is needed, and you can enter also if you reside and travel from an orange country. Note that rules are often changed. Official up to date information can be found on this link (where you find a quick guide including maps on which countries are green, yellow, orange or red). As organisers we will do the best we can to help enabling participants' entry to Denmark.
The study trip is organized by M.Sc. Jens Erik Larsen from Foreningen Frie Fugle (company registration number 29 26 88 43) and M.Sc. Thomas Krag from Thomas Krag Mobility Advice (company registration number 25 22 66 31), member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark.