The researchers Stefan Gössling, Andreas Humpe, Todd Litman, and Daniel Metzler quantified the known effects with the study "Effects of perceived traffic risks, noise, and exhaust smells on the behavior of cyclists: an economic evaluation".
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24. March 2019 | News > Germany, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Worldwide
Electric bike pushes traditional city bike from throne
In 2018 e-bike sales in the Netherlands reached a historically high level. The market share of electric bicycles rose from 31 percent to 40 percent. This means that four out of ten new bicycles are pedal-electric, and the market share of city bikes fell to 34 percent in 2018 (from 42 percent in 2017). The industry is optimistic about the future of bicycles.
21. March 2019 | News > Netherlands
German bicycle market 2018 with new records
In 2018, 980,000 e-bikes were sold in Germany. This is an increase of 36 percent compared to 2017. A total of 4.18 million bicycles and e-bikes were sold in 2018. The total turnover of the German bicycle, parts and components industry was around 6 billion euros. The average sales price per unit (bicycles incl. e-bikes) rose to 756 euros.
21. March 2019 | News > Germany
Velostraßen (bicycle boulevards / bike paths)
Pilot tests on bicycle boulevards / bike paths were carried out in various Swiss cities. The focus was on the fact that the bicycle boulevards / bike paths were allowed to precede the intersecting neighbourhood streets, thus enabling cyclists to travel quickly and safely. There were no indications of negative effects.
2. March 2019 | News > Switzerland
Federal funding opportunities and initiatives
The constituent session of the Parliamentary Circle on Cycling took place on 20 February 2019 in the German Bundestag. The first session was devoted to the promotion of cycling. More than 50 participants discussed and listened to a very interesting lecture by Karola Lambeck, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology's Commissioner for Cycling, on the subject of federal cycling...
23. February 2019 | News > Germany
Simplifications for cycling
For bicycle traffic in Austria, regulations on cycling on cycle paths have been specified, the introduction of a zipper system at the end of cycle paths or changes to the rules of conduct. It is also clarified that children aged nine who have successfully passed a corresponding examination receive the cycle pass.
15. February 2019 | News > Austria
Permanent counting points for bicycle traffic
In addition to the classic bicycle traffic counts, there are 13 permanent bicycle counters in the NRW state capital of Düsseldorf. On Mannesmannufer alone, 13 percent more cyclists were registered than in 2017, more than ever before. A total of 6.6 percent more cyclists were registered than in 2017.
25. January 2019 | News > North Rhine-Westphalia
Most dynamically growing mode of transport
In 2018, almost 60 percent more cyclists were counted on the Elbe bridges than in 2009. In 2009, 22,428 cyclists were registered on Dresden's inner-city bridges between six and eight o'clock on the day of the count, compared with 35,694 cyclists in 14 hours in 2018.
24. January 2019 | News > Saxony
In 2018, cycle traffic at the bicycle counters in the Austrian capital increased by six percent. All counting points recorded an increase. Last year, more than one million cyclists were counted at three of the automatic continuous counting points.
15. January 2019 | News > Austria
Investigation of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
Since January 2019, cyclists have been allowed to turn right after stopping at traffic lights at selected junctions at red in various cities. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) is currently carrying out a pilot project in cooperation with various local authorities to test the feasibility of a green arrow regulation for bicycle traffic.
8. January 2019 | News > Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony