Facts and figures - Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic


On average, Berliners make four out of ten journeys on foot or by bicycle. The importance of non-motorized transportation facilities in urban traffic planning is correspondingly high. To reflect this importance, as well as further improve the quality of life in the city, Berlin has its own independent strategies for pedestrian and cycle traffic.

340 new pedestrian crossing facilities have been created in the Berlin road network since 2001. Above all else, pedestrian crossings have been constructed to improve the safety of those traveling on foot.

Meanwhile, well over 1,000 km of cycling facilities have been provided for cyclists in Berlin. Of these, 662 km are purpose-built bike paths and 174 km are pavement markings (lanes) for cyclists.

The effects are clearly apparent. For years, traffic surveys have continually shown increasing figures for cycle traffic at numerous locations. In the downtown area, inhabitants even make more journeys on foot than they do by car.