Riding at the Climate Conference

Andy Clark is president of the League of American Cyclists. He is writing a blog about his experiences at the Climate Conference. So far he has said much about the conference itself except to talk about the long lines. But his observations about cycling in Denmark are worth reading. Especially if you live in snow country.–corrie

Odense More Than Just A Fairy Tale

I continue to document my 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference experience …

Odense has two major claims to fame. The first is that it’s home to Hans Christian Andersen, celebrated author of fairy tales. Second, it’s from this Danish city that the Safe Routes to School idea emerged in the mid-1970s and more recently Odense was Denmark’s national cycling laboratory. OK, so this last one didn’t somehow make it into the tourist literature I picked up at the railway station and information center today…but it should in there right up alongside Denmark’s “cosiest zoo”!

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