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ADFC welcomes initiative of the Federal Minister of Transport Dobrindt

The Federal Government wants to promote cycling highways

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 ADFC welcomes the initiative of the Federal Minister of Transport, Dobrindt, to support the construction of cycling highways with a budget of 25 to 30 million euros

The German Federal Ministry of Transport wants to speed up the construction of cycling highways with a subsidy program and thus will change the Federal Highway Law. This is necessary so that the federal government can participate in the direct financing of cycling highways. The ADFC welcomes the project.

The Federal Minister of Transport, Dobrindt, has announced to support the construction of cycling highways with an estimated 25 to 30 million euros. In order to enable this funding, which has been hitherto exclusively the responsibility of the federal states and municipalities, the Federal Highway Law will be amended. The German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) does very much welcome this project.

At the moment, several cycling highways are planned in Germany. A first, five-kilometer section of the RS1 in the Ruhr area has already been opened. After completion, the 101 kilometer long track will replace 55,000 car journeys on a daily basis and cost about 180 million euros.