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Useful Guides And Tools for Walking

Are you looking for some expert knowledge on how to make your city pedestrian-friendly and encourage residents to walk more? Then you’re in the right place! From guides to handbooks and courses, you’ll get...

Useful Tools and Guides for Greening

If our articles have lit the fire for greening in you, we suggest getting even more information and details here! Find and collect all the needed knowledge, information, and guidance in this list of...

The Psychological Effects of Greenery on Modern City Dwellers

We may be modern individuals living in civilized cities, but we are still creatures of nature at heart. So, how does greenery play a part in our mental well-being? Why do we seem to...

Yes, We Can… Convince Politicians to Cycle More and Improve the Cycling Infrastructure

Have you ever seen your local politician on a bike? We sure hope so, as politicians are the key players in bringing change to your city’s cycling infrastructure. They can turn your strategy into...

Bike Lanes Over Red Carpets: CityChanger Klaus Bondam on Quitting Acting For Politics

Growing up in an established cycling culture, Klaus Bondam never thought of cycling as something political - that is until he got elected to Copenhagen’s City Council. We sat down with him to hear...

Saviour of Your Health or Saviour of the World? How to Frame Cycling Campaigns

Promoting cycling as beneficial should be an easy task: It’s good for the environment and keeps you healthy. The question, however, is which focus proves to be successful when advocating for cycling. Which cycling...

“Even Good Things Can Be Improved” – Evaluating Cycling In Your City

Does your city have cycling policies in place? If so, how effective are they really? Created in 1999, the EU-funded BYPAD-project has helped to evaluate cycling policies in almost 250 towns, cities, and regions...

Five Major EU Projects on Cycling – and Their Key Takeaways

The European Union gives out funding worth millions of Euros each year. Luckily, a lot of these funds are spent on projects committed to the decrease of CO2 emissions and the increase of sustainable...

Good Things Happen to Those Who Hustle – A Story of Cycling Advocacy in the City That Never Sleeps

When you think of New York, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Cycling is probably not on top of your list. It seems dangerous, especially for outsiders, but this is...

From Pasta to Mimosa: Summary of Major EU Transport Projects

We’re excited to introduce you to Trace and Isaac. You’re wondering who these people are? Isaac and Trace are names of EU projects, EU transport projects to be exact. Here’s a short introduction on...

CityChanger: Yann Moszynski – Advocating For Cycling the Rookie-Way

Did you ever notice that the perception of cycling in the media is mostly performance and competition-based? How many miles can you cycle, what gear do you use, etc.? But what about those inexperienced...

Keeping Distance With Footpath Existence! How Dublin Used The Covid Pandemic to Boost Walkability

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we move. It has highlighted the need to reallocate space and take a new perspective on city planning. Early in 2020, Dublin set a plan in...

Why Are We Not Talking About Walking? The Challenge to Make Cities Walkable

Walking comes naturally to most people; hence, many of us don’t view it as an issue to consider in city planning. We’ll take a look at all the challenges walking activists are facing to...

CityChanger Jason Roberts: A Coral Reef of Community

Every neighbourhood has the potential to become a wonderful place to live - a city block with vibrant streets, romantic lights, bookstores and cafés! In a lot of communities, this potential is simply too...

Sustainable Schools – Education Fit for the Environment

With the climate crisis growing, teaching children about sustainability should be an obvious addition to their education. However, there are big discrepancies in countries’ curriculums and the resources given to teachers. In this article,...

Coliving – Saving, Sharing, Caring

Living in one apartment with 10 others – for some a nightmare but for many the perfect alternative living model in times of a housing affordability crisis, mass urbanisation, and increasing loneliness. This article...

CityChanger Anne Koudstaal: Riding On Plastic – Recycle to Cycle

How can you solve plastic pollution and flooded cities at the same time? CityChanger Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma have an answer for you: PlasticRoads. For them, the future generation of road infrastructure consists...

Leave the Suburbs! Why North America Should Finally Focus on Multi-Family Housing

A grand single-family house in the suburbs with a nice garden and a big garage at the end of a long driveway where two cars easily fit – that is an aspiration of many...