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Record-breaking in the 200th anniversary year of the bicycle

CITYCYCLING ("Stadtradeln") competition 2017: 42 million of kilometers cycled

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More than 222.000 people took part and cycled 9 km per day on average. For many of them, the bicycle was the main transport mode. Altogether they cycled about 42 million of kilometers and avoided about 6.000 tons of CO2.

The municipality winners in three categories are:

The most cycling active municipal parliament:

  • 1st place: Thaining with 262.4 km (9 out of 9 parliamentarians cycled 2,361.9 km altogether)
  • 2nd place: Mettingen with 216.5 km (27 out of 27 parliamentarians cycled 5,846.8 km altogether)
  • 3rd place: Bebensee with 212.7 km (9 out of 9 parliamentarians cycled 1,914.5 km altogether)

The most cycling active municipality with the highest rate of cycled kilometers (absolute):

  • 1st place: Hanover Region with 1,734,135 km and 246,247 kg CO2 saving
  • 2nd place: Leipzig with 1,352,708 km and 192,084 CO2 saving
  • 3rd place: Düsseldorf  with 1,079,452 km and 153,282 kg CO2 saving

The most cycling active municipality with the highest rate of cycled kilometers per inhabitant:

  • 1st place: Kattendorf with 53 km per inhabitant
  • 2nd place: Bebensee with 39 km per inhabitant
  • 3rd place: Thaining with 34 km per inhabitant

The city cycling: The Climate Alliance CITY CYCLING competition invites all members of the local parliaments to pedal as a model for climate protection and to commit themselves to increased cycling promotion. As a team with citizens, they should collect as many bicycle kilometres as possible for their community. The campaign aims to raise citizens' awareness of cycling in everyday life and to bring the issues of bicycle use and bicycle traffic planning more strongly into local parliaments. Towns, communities and counties around the world can run the campaign on 21 consecutive days between May and September. There are awards and high-quality prizes to win - but above all a liveable environment with less traffic pollution, less exhaust fumes and less noise.

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15. November 2017
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