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The bicycle market has stabilized at a good level, and e-bike sales are growing. The Bicycle Industry Association estimates that around 920,000 pedelecs were sold through retailers in the first half of 2019. Double-digit growth of around 12 percent is expected for the year as a whole.
The report – published by the Association of German Cities (DST), the Association of German Cities and Municipalities (DStGB) and Agora Verkehrswende – provides a synthesis of the first, primarily international, experiences with shared e-scooters, describes the opportunities and challenges they bring with them, and offers recommendations for e-scooter planning and regulation in cities and...
According to an RWI/WZB study, a majority is in favor of a redistribution of public space in favor of bicycles and public transport, even at the expense of parking spaces and lanes for car traffic. However, only a minority is in favor of higher parking fees and completely car-free city centers.