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Pandemic further strengthens the trend of recent years

Cycling in Cologne increased significantly in 2020

© Stadt Köln, Amt für Straßen und Verkehrstechnik - Verkehrsplanung

The bicycle counters in the Cologne city area has revealed a further increase in the number of cyclists in Cologne in 2020. In 2020, a total of 14,212,358 bicycle movements were measured at twelve permanent counting stations, which is around eleven percent more than in the previous year and a new all-time record. Added to this are 1,356,215 cycle movements at the 13th permanent counting point Universitätsstraße, which was newly established in spring 2020.

The long-term development of cycling traffic continues unabated. Measured against the usual increases in cycling of three to five per cent per year, the already increasing number of cyclists was further boosted by the pandemic.