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ihering on 2012-05-10The Bikeable City
- a course in how to plan for cycle friendly cities
Call for expressions of interest
The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, CED is offering a cycle planning course, The Bikeable City, in how to plan for cycle friendly cities.
Many cities round the world want to develop their traffic culture with a view to more sustainable mobility. We are seeing public transport systems developing along these lines in many cities throughout the world. Along with this, there is a wish to develop a cycle culture in order to increase the mobility of the citizens and to reduce private car traffic in the cities.
The aim of the course is to contribute to the development of liveable and bikeable cities throughout the world. Development of a cycle culture is an important part of sustainable mobility. The objective is to increase cycling by creating a safe environment for cyclists, which will also contribute to urban life, to a liveable urban environment and to the health of the citizens. Moreover, a bikeable city will contribute to important Millennium Development Goals in reducing poverty, developing democracy and increasing both gender equality and growth through increased mobility.
To develop liveable and bikeable cities
To support cycling-friendly policy development.
To increase cycling as a mean of sustainable mobility
To develop a cycle culture which contributes to urban life, and urban environment and health
To strengthen the advocacy for cycling in civil society
To support development goals in cities such as: poverty reduction, democracy, gender equality, growth through increased mobility, affordable transport
To create a safe environment for cyclists.
The target groups are professionals from Danida collaborating countries working in Danida projects such as city administrations, local authority politicians, urban planners and designers and cycle advocacy groups in civil society. Possible participating countries could be: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhu