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Decision on the funding of new pilot projects

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Funding decisions for model cycling projects in Esch, Rostock, Mönchengladbach and Korntal-Münchingen

With the guideline for the promotion of innovative projects to improve cycling in Germany, the BMVI supports the planning and implementation of exemplary structural and civil engineering measures that promote the further development of cycling or ensure sustainable mobility through cycling. The Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) is implementing the funding program as project management organization.

Funding decisions for model cycling projects were handed over to Esch, Rostock, Mönchengladbach and Korntal-Münchingen. In Esch and Rostock, cycle and pedestrian bridges are being built over the Salm and Warnow rivers, respectively. In Mönchengladbach, a cycle highway is being built and the Korntal train station is becoming bicycle-friendly.

Renewable energy for greater safety: federal government supports innovative cycling project with gap closure and cycle and footpath bridge over the Salm in Esch

The local community of Esch has received an initial federal grant of 64,000 euros for a model cycling project. As part of the measure, a gap closure and a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Salm River are to be realized - with lighting powered by locally generated and stored electricity from hydropower.

Cycling at Borussia Park: a cycle highway in Mönchengladbach

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is providing funding of around 800,000 euros for the realization of the first construction phase of the Rheindahlen Nordpark bike path in the city of Mönchengladbach.

The first construction section has a length of 835 meters and runs largely on the site of the former headquarters of the British Army of the Rhine to the neighboring Nordpark. A four-meter-wide bi-directional bicycle path and a 2.5-meter-wide sidewalk are to be built on this section.

Rostock receives first federal grant for bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Warnow River

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the project with an initial grant of around 6 million euros.

The design and the time saved by the new, attractive connection provide clear incentives for everyday traffic to switch to the bicycle. Tthe bridge is about 600 meters long and will also be part of the international Copenhagen-Berlin cycling route. A sophisticated bridge design is intended to ensure that the structure fits harmoniously into the silhouette of the old city and will have a strong tourist appeal. In addition, with a view to water-bound traffic, the planning design provides a movable bridge section that can be opened several times a day - this will even allow large sailing vessels to pass through. All in all, the result is a structure that is not only useful for local traffic, but also symbolic for the development of cycling in Germany.

Korntal-Münchingen receives funding notification: Cycling project "Reorganization of the mobility infrastructure at Korntal train station".

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the innovative cycling project "Reorganization of the mobility infrastructure at Korntal station" with around 611,000 euros.

The city of Korntal-Münchingen is implementing a comprehensive and exemplary package of measures in the area of the train station to create attractive conditions for bicycle traffic. The Korntal train station - as the only suburban train stop in the city - is the center for linking different sustainable modes of transport. Around 100 new bicycle parking facilities will be created and the station forecourt will be reorganized. The station forecourt will also be attractively designed with increased greening and cooling water infrastructure as part of the climate change adaptation program. The measures will be accompanied by a parking regulation for residents in the vicinity of the station and the introduction of a bicycle rental system that can be used beyond the region.

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