Danish Cyclists' Federation: Your entry to Danish cycling
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation fights for and represents Danish cyclists.
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is the only transport organization in Denmark that speaks the cyclists’ cause. We have an ongoing contact with politicians and officials in the parliament and a long list of municipalities – and the Danish Cyclists’ Federation sits at the table when future traffic is debated and solutions to be found.
Making Denmark an even better bicycle country
More than one million Danes use their bicycle for daily transport – and Denmark is famous around the world for it. Never the less it is only a fraction of the money spent on transportation that is used for improving bicycle conditions. So, there is still room for improvement. The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is the organization that places cycling on the political agenda in Denmark.
We get more people to cycle
Four decades with a decreasing cycling mode share have been reversed during the last four years. This is indeed related to the 134 million € National Cycle Fund for projects all around the country issued by the Danish parliament back in 2009. That money had never been allocated to cycling without the active lobbyism by the Danish Cyclists’ Federation.
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s four national cycling campaigns have more than 250,000 participants every year. Last year’s edition of the Bike to School campaign generated more than 5,000 new child cyclists on the bicycle lanes.
We increase safety
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation creates better traffic safety for cyclists. For example, the number of right-turn accidents has dropped remarkably in few years as a result of a broad collaboration between the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, the Danish Road Safety Council, the transport sector, and the Danish Road Directorate.
A private NGO
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is a non-political interest group. Most of our income comes from campaigns and other projects where we gather new knowledge on how to strengthen the Danish cycling culture. But luckily, we also have around 16,000 members who support our work with their contributions.