In order to expand the range of measures to secure bicycle traffic on narrow roads, the Working Community of Bicycle-friendly Municipalities in Baden-Württemberg has carried out the pilot project "Safety Lanes" from 2010-
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Foot and bike Path developed and build as result of cooperation of city administration and citizen’s initiative
23 km of an abandoned railway line in disuse since 1999 were converted into a walkway and cycle track with 7 tunnels and 23 bridges with subsidies from the EU, the Federal Government and the State. The project received numerous awards.
New citizens are motivated to take short trips by bike or foot with a pedestrians and bicycle rider's template in order to decrease the number of short trips by car.
Stress-free, comfortable and, above all, safe - anyone who gets on a bicycle wants to feel as comfortable and protected as possible on the streets. Perceived safety is one of the key factors when it comes to the decision whether to ride a bike or not as an everyday means of transport.
Cycle tourism has been very popular in Germany for several years. Apart from the tourism industry, there is also another winner: utility cycling.
Shards, potholes or missing signposts are a nuisance on cycle paths and may, depending on their type and extent, represent a serious safety risk for cyclists. Special attention should thus be paid to the maintenance and cleaning of cycle paths.