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.
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Electric bike pushes traditional city bike from throne
21. March 2019 | News > Netherlands
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
In 2018, the number of cyclists at the bicycle counters in Stuttgart rose significantly compared with the previous year. At the König-Karls-Brücke, the number climbed by 20 percent and at Böblinger Strasse by 26 percent. While an average of 1,305 cyclists per day were counted at the two counting points in 2014, by 2018 the figure had risen to 1,790 per day.
3. January 2019 | News > Baden-Württemberg
Five million euros per year
The BMVI supports the voluntary equipping and retrofitting of trucks and buses with turning assistance systems with five million euros per year. Applications for funding can be submitted from 21 January 2019.
28. December 2018 | News > Germany