How Denmark Got Its Bicycles

The real story behind this well-known public heath infrastructure

Webinar | December 7th, 2018


Advocacy, Environmental Health, Epidemiology

How can mayors use their power and means to make a tremendous difference in the health and wellbeing of their citizens? Why is health a political choice? What does it take to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable cities?

How did Denmark become one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world, with more than 11,000 miles of bike lanes and paths?

This was not something that happened overnight.

Join former WHO Europe Director for Policy and Governance for Health and Healthy Cities, Agis Tsouros, as he discusses the 21st-century urban health agenda and critical issues for making cities healthier.

Dr. Tsouros is currently advising WHO Regional Offices as well as individual countries and cities worldwide on health policy, governance, and diplomacy for health. He established Global Healthy Cities to promote strengthening Healthy Cities and the implementation of the new sustainable development goals agenda at the local level. Tsouros is also in the process of relaunching the World Institute for Cities Diplomacy and is currently visiting professor at the Global Institute for Health Innovation, Imperial College London.