Cycling more popular than ever in the corona crisis
CITY CYCLING 2020 with record-breaking result - 115 million kilometers for climate protection
Cycling more popular than ever in the corona crisis - World's largest bicycle campaign CITY CYCLING ends with record result
A total of 545,988 participants from 1,482 municipalities got on their bikes for Climate Alliance's international CITY CYCLING campaign, setting new records. Between May and October 2020, they covered more than 115 million kilometers, avoiding almost 17,000 tons of CO2 compared to car travel.
When public transport became unattractive due to the corona crisis and individual mobility gained in importance, the bicycle in particular enjoyed increased popularity. Many people had to restructure their daily lives in the wake of the pandemic and discovered the bicycle for themselves. "Not only did we see a strong increase in participants in city cycling this year, municipalities also reported to us a significant increase in cycling," says André Muno from Climate Alliance.
Muno hopes that the new enthusiasm for cycling will continue beyond the pandemic. Some cities have already responded to the change in traffic behavior of their citizens* with innovative and pragmatic approaches such as pop-up bike lanes. "I would like to see this solution-oriented approach continue. After all, sustainable growth in cycling mode share can only be secured with a well-developed cycling infrastructure," says Muno.
- Results 2020
- Winner municipalities in Germany (text in German)
- CITY CYCLING communities in Germany
- Website CITY CYCLING
The most successful municipalities of the CITY CYCLING campaign will be awarded by Climate Alliance on February 1, 2021. Due to the corona pandemic, the award ceremony will take place online.