Executive director of the SF Bike Coalition, Leah Shahum on sabbatical in Europe, reports on a bicycle conference that she attended in Copenhagen as well as her impressions of bicycle culture in the Denmark capital in her first Streetsblog dispatch.
Jul 3, 2010 SF Streetsblog
But will they be enough to entice Danes to buy them? It may hinge on the availability of charging points and battery switching stations promised by "Better Place" of Palo Alto, CA and the Danish utility, Dong Energy.
Dec 7, 2009 The New York Times - Energy & Environment
The Danish island of Samso is the poster child of clean energy. Its residents generate more energy than they consume. Now the Danish government wants to export that model back to the mainland.
Oct 25, 2009 Der Spiegel
The City of Odense, Denmark has submitted a new master plan that guides development to make the city carbon-neutral by 2025.
Oct 19, 2009 Sustainable Cities DK
Another column by New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman on the need to raise the gas tax - in this one, he compares the U.S. to Europe and concludes that the former are 'wimps' for not having the courage to raise gas or carbon taxes.
Sep 27, 2009 The New York Times - Opinion
The transformation of Copenhagen from a car-choked thoroughfare to a lively, pedestrian center began in 1962 with the closing of the Strøget, and folks walked and biked in record numbers. Now architect Jan Gehl hopes to spread this new urban culture.
Dec 3, 2008 The Globe and Mail
Park planners from Denmark recently toured some of New York's parks and found much to be jealous of.
Oct 10, 2008 The New York Times