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Cycling

More cycling by the people of Berlin contributes to a better quality of life and environment in the city. Therefore the City of Berlin works hard to promote cycling as an alternative mode of transportation and to improve the conditions for cycling around the city.

Cycling Strategy for Berlin

The cycling strategy is an integral part of the city’s overall transport development plan for sustainable mobility. more

New infrastructure for cycling

The Senate of Berlin is investing budget resources into new infrastructure for cycling. The measures focus on creating a safer environment and more comfortable conditions for cyclists. More lanes are being created in the street to replace sidewalk lanes. Those lanes are more comfortable and safer, they also create fewer conflicts with pedestrians. Plans for networks of cycle routes (main and district routes) including sign posting are implemented by and by.

Certain traffic regulations (like opening one way streets for cyclists in both directions) are also part of the strategy to create attractive route networks. A cycle journey planner helps to find the best way to get around in Berlin by bicycle.

Bicycle Parking

It is becoming more and more important to create sufficient parking facilities for bicycles. 27.000 bicycle stands already exist at the railway and subway stations and more are built every year. In some places car parking is replaced by new bicycle stands on the road. The Berlin Building Code includes new regulations on how to account for attractive facilities for bicycle parking when new building projects arise.

Safety for Cyclists

An important aim of Berlin's transport policy is to make streets safer for cycling. This means improving the quality of cycling infrastructure and also includes campaigns addressing behavior and attitudes (like the campaign for more mutual respect on the street concerning all modes of traffic started in 2012).