Berlin receives special award for commitment to bike traffic

Berlin receives special award for commitment to bike traffic

According to a survey by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC - General German Bicycle Club), Berlin has done a great deal for cycling since the beginning of the pandemic.

Ein Fahrradfahrer auf einem Radweg

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This is one result of the online survey for the ADFC's Bicycle Friendliness Test, which was to be presented in Berlin on Tuesday (March 16, 2021). The plan was for Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) to honor the capital city for its commitment to cycling with a special prize.

Tangible signals for more bicycle-friendliness

The nearly 6,000 Berlin participants in the survey said that there had been tangible signals for more bicycle-friendliness in the pandemic - for example, through traffic-calmed zones, bollards against cars or temporary bike lanes, so-called pop-up strips. Citizens in the capital perceived positively that in their opinion there was significantly more coverage of the bicycle in the media - and that politicians were more committed to the issue.

Test with 230,000 participants

The Bicycle Climate Test is not representative, but is considered a barometer of the general mood. In the fall of 2020, 230,000 participants rated the bicycle-friendliness of their city. The questions focused on the cyclists' feeling of safety, conflicts with pedestrians or motorists, and the quality of bike paths.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Tuesday, 16. March 2021 08:59 Uhr

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