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"Copenhagen to mentor Manchester on cycling in programme fully-funded by EU"

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  • Started 8 months ago by Murun Buchstansangur
  • Latest reply from rbrtwtmn

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  1. Murun Buchstansangur

    But hey, This. Is. Edinburgh.

    "Less than six months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU), it has been announced that Manchester is to benefit from mentoring by Copenhagen on how to become more bike friendly under a scheme entirely financed by the EU and which falls under its wider Horizon 2020 programme.

    According to the Cycling Embassy of Denmark (link is external) the initiative, called Handshake, forms part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 project – its biggest ever research and development programme.

    It will see 10 cities across the EU that have aspirations to become true cycling cities mentored by three that can already lay claim to that status – Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Munich.

    Besides Manchester, Copenhagen will also act as mentor city for the Latvian capital, Riga, and Helsinki in Finland.

    The other cities involved in the programme, which is due to last between are Bordeaux, Bruges, Cadiz, Dublin, Krakow, Rome, Turin and Dublin(sic)."

    Posted 8 months ago #
  2. LaidBack

    Nice to see Manchester getting included. Shame Edinburgh (and lots of places) didn't make it onto list.
    Anyone going to Copenhagenize event tomorrow at Netherbow? Also in Dundee Thursday.
    Slightly OT - did anyone have problems with edfoc booking log in as Kim said a lot of browsers but not so many sales?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  3. wingpig

    @LaidBack Planning on going, but won't know if I'll be able to get to it until the time I would need to leave, particularly if it's still really warm this evening.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. LaidBack

    @wingpig + others
    Sure you can get tickets on door.

    With nice weather people might be out cycling... which is good.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  5. wingpig

    Waiting for edfoc to reply, otherwise I'll recommend my wife not bother leaving her meeting early to get home in time to let me get up to the High Street.
    There was an inconvenience to the tickets for the Colville-Anderson thing a few years back, which resulted in me needlessly dragging a wingpiglet in a bike seat all the way up to the Hub.

    Confirmed. Hope it cools down a bit before leaving-time.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  6. handcyclist

    Having recently visited Copenhagen I was impressed with the separated cycleways with smooth tarmac and their own traffic lights.
    However, as a wheelchair user, I was frankly appalled by the lack of dropped kerbs and the general state of the pavements making wheeling around worse than Edinburgh even considering the lack of hills!
    Seems like they've made some progress but still have some way to go to make Copenhagen an inclusive city.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  7. rbrtwtmn

    @handcyclist - I'd love to know more about your experiences using a wheelchair in Copenhagen. And have you also visited the Netherlands (I tend to assume many on here have)? A full knowledge of what does and does not work around wheelchair use in these places - where cycling is so much easier - seems important to me. I'm keen that we undermine the silly stereotypes about bicycle use and disability - but I'm also keen that we're honest about things that are more problematic too.

    Posted 8 months ago #

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