Copenhagenizing

La Rochelle - Red Bicycle at City Hall
I’ve been blogless for a while but that’s just because I’ve had the pleasure of being out on a lecture tour where I, as ‘Denmark’s leading bicycle ambassador’ [or so they call me] and CEO of Copenhagenize Consulting get invited to lecture about Copenhagen’s bicycle culture and the all important Marketing Bicycle Culture.

It’s brilliant to meet so many people passionate about reestablishing the bicycle as a feasible, acceptable and respected transport form and about Copenhagenizing their cities.

I blog about the journey’s on Copenhagenize.com but apart from Japan and Moscow in the spring, I’ve been lecturing in La Rochelle, France, Pardubice and Prague in the Czech Republic and in Budapest. I got to ride with 20,000 other cyclists in the Hungarian capital. A real festival atmosphere:

Then there was New York City, Baltimore and Washington, DC and next week it’s the West Coast with Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

It’s amazing to meet so many people that would love to emulate Copenhagen’s experience and talk to them about urban planning, bicycle culture and how to make it happen in their cities.

By Mikael Colville-Andersen • October 19, 2009
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  1. Posted October 26, 2009 at 7:00 am by monica rude | Permalink

    I am so excited about your cause. I am working with a company- bcycle.com- based out of Boulder, Colorado that is putting this theory into action! This spring there are launching a major bike sharing program in Denver. People rent bikes, pay for the time they use them and drop them off in convenient stations when they are complete. Brilliant and so simple.

  2. Posted October 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm by Don Grigsby | Permalink

    Mikael!
    It’s fantastic that you will be in Portland Oregon this evening. Unfortunatly, I will not be able to ride my bicycle there (I live a 3.5 hour drive from Portland)but, I will see you there nonetheless.
    -Don

  3. Posted November 3, 2009 at 8:08 am by Mikael Colville-Andersen | Permalink

    Don… you drove 3.5 hours to see the lecture?! amazing! thanks so much!

  4. Posted July 26, 2010 at 3:19 am by film izlesene | Permalink

    thank you so much its great.

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A filmmaker and photographer who documents Copenhagen's bicycle culture from an anthropological point of view.
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