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ECF Cycling Barometer 2015
The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has published its second Cycling Barometer this May. The groundbreaking new benchmark report was launched for the first time in 2013 and it provided a multi-dimensional view on cycling in all 27 EU countries.
1. June 2015 | Nachrichten > Germany, European Union
Cycle track with solar panels
The test route in Krommenie (province North-Holland) opened in October 2014, and consists of concrete modules of 2.5 by 3.5 meters with solar cells. It is expected to get more than 70 kWh per square meter per year.
12. May 2015 | Nachrichten > Netherlands
Use of Bicycles in Germany
The insurance CosmosDirekt together with the opinion research institute forsa investigated bicycle use in Germany. According to the study, 67 percent of all adults in Germany cycles regularily. Tours and other acitivities are on top (78 percent), followed by quick errands (42 percent).
6. May 2015 | Nachrichten > Germany
Fahrbahnmarkierungen
Ecological awareness 2014
A recent study on ecological awareness, conducted by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) indicates, that more than 80% of the participants wish to reshape cities and municipalities towards more walking, cycling and public transport and less car traffic.
30. March 2015 | Nachrichten > Germany
German Mobility Panel
The trend of using environment-friendly modes of transport continues. That is shown by an actual analysis of the German Mobility Panel (MOP) data on the Germans' everyday mobility. In 2013, the average German cycled 1.6 kilometres, needing 6.6 minutes for that distance.
14. March 2015 | Nachrichten > Germany
National Cycling Plan 2020
Cost calculation for municipalities
Car traffic needs much higher public subsidies than cycling. That is indicated by the findings of a research project, conducted by the University of Kassel. For the first time, a research group has developed an exact method for calculating the municipal costs, caused by different modes of transport...
17. February 2015 | Nachrichten > Germany
Traffic 2005
Together with the cities of Bremen and Stuttgart, the German Öko-Institut, an institute for applied ecology, analysed the environmental effects of those measures, which are planned from today till 2025 resp. 2030. Additionally, climate protection scenarios were expanded by adding further ideas for...
11. December 2014 | Nachrichten > Baden-Württemberg, Bremen, Germany
National Cycling Plan 2020
Germany
The project which was funded within the frame of Germany's National Cycling Plan has shown that many cyclists do not mind slopes - if good infrastructure and service are provided. A manual, including experiences, results and guidelines will be published in the beginning of 2015.
18. November 2014 | Nachrichten > Germany
Pedelecs
German Insurance Association
Within this project, aspects of mobility and safety behaviour of cyclists were investigated. Core of this methodological approach is the instrumentation of bicycles with cameras and other sensors to observe riders over a specified period of time, to capture riders, "normal" cycling and mobility...
6. October 2014 | Nachrichten > Germany
Brandenburgische Straße 2011
Integration of Noise Action and Traffic Planning
During the development of the Noise Action Plan of Berlin the administration noted that the design of certain streets were strongly focussed on motorised traffic . The widths of the lanes in some cases were larger than required taking the current amount of traffic into account, while at the same...
31. October 2012 | Praxisbeispiel > Berlin

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