Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and is located in the heart of Denmark on the green island of Funen. Odense is a relatively low-rise city with low urban density and ideal topographical conditions for cycling. Once a heavy industrial city, Odense has now developed into a centre for small and medium-sized enterprises with a wide range of supporting service companies.
Odense is a medium-sized city with a high degree of non-motorized transport. Cycling has a share of 24 % and soon a new light rail will be opened. Safe routes to school have been the priority for decades.