Copenhagen Study Tour - West London

The Delegates
The Delegates
Priority is given to pedestrians, then cyclists, buses and finally cars
Priority is given to pedestrians, then cyclists, buses and finally cars
Project date
03.11.2012
Type
  • Research
Location
International
Clients
WestTrans and Ealing Council
Associated team members
Associated documents

On November 1st and 2nd URBED ran their first ever study tour for traffic planners and engineers.  The aim was to learn from Copenhagen’ success in promoting cycling. The lessons are feeding into an event on November 30th at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, on Getting to Copenhagen, and the challenges for creating ‘living suburbs’.  The 10 delegates were impressed by the ease with which they could get around the city. Nick O'Donnell, Assistant Director for Strategic Transport at Ealing Council states, "In terms of the Thursday cycle ride we had in Copenhagen, by far the most striking aspect of this (given it was cold and raining) was just how tranquil and relaxing an experience it was cycling around the city.  Despite the fact that we cycled around for the best part of three hours, it was incredible how compared to cycling the same amount of time in London one was not tired, stressed or worried."

There will be a report produced establishing conculsions from the tour but the breifing paper attached gives an idea of where the delegates went and what they learnt.