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Guideline for the promotion of innovative projects to improve cycling in Germany

Federal and state governments support the Düren-Jülich cycle priority route

The Radschnellweg (cycle highway) Ruhr on the city limits of Essen/Mülheim
The Radschnellweg (cycle highway) Ruhr on the city limits of Essen/Mülheim © Hauswirtschaft / Wikimedia

The district of Düren is committed to climate protection. Therefore, many measures have been and will be taken to be climate neutral by 2035. The planned Düren-Jülich cycle priority route also contributes to this. This route is now being funded by the federal government and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The route is to be 12 kilometres long, run along the railway line of the Rurtalbahn and connect the two cities of Düren and Jülich. The aim of the route is to get people excited about cycling, which will be safe and fast at this point. Costs of around 910,000 euros have been estimated for the first stage consisting of planning and initial measures. The federal government is now providing 820,000 euros, which is about 90 percent of the total planning costs. In addition, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has promised to contribute the remaining ten percent. Especially in crossing areas, the installation of motion-induced lights is planned. The completion of the cycle priority route is planned for the end of 2024.

Background: 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.

Further informationen about the funding programmes (only in German): www.bag.bund.de.

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13. September 2020
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Kreis Düren // Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (BAG) // Difu (A.H.)
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North Rhine-Westphalia
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