Danish Cyclists’ Federation
DCF a bicycle interest NGO, with the purpose of promoting cycling.
(Cyklistforbundet) is a member-based lobby organization fighting for the rights of Denmark’s 4,5 million cyclists (Total population of Denmark: 5,6 million).
Through a wide array of activities and targeted political lobbying, they create better conditions, better safety and better experiences for cyclists. Each year more than 300,000 people, children and adults alike, take part in their nationwide campaigns – Bike to School, Bike to Work, Lights On and Great Bicycle Day.
The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is one of the oldest cyclist organisations in Europe. The main goal of the organisation has always been to strengthen the cycling culture in Denmark. They assisted in the introduction of traffic rules in 1910. From the 1960s car traffic grew exponentially and so did the concerns for the environmental costs and the rising numbers of traffic accidents. During this period, the Danish Cyclists Federation joined in the battle against cars.
But nowadays their work is not against cars, but for the happy coexistence between different forms of transportation. They aim for the development of the Danish transport sector to promote both health and sustainability and to be used as a role model by others. Cycling should be safe, fun and an easy and obvious choice for everyone, everywhere in Denmark.