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Directly turning left where signal control for motor vehicles is provided

The German cycling design standards, which have been developed on the basis of accident research, offer a wide spectrum of design concepts to provide safe cycle facilities for a variety of different situations.

1. August 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
Unfallrisiken beim Rad fahren

The increase in road safety was not matched by similar cycling safety gains in Germany in recent years. Accidents involving cyclists are still part and parcel of the transport system. In general, key factors are the behaviour of road users, the infrastructure, and the technology (of both bikes...

1. August 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
Marking a new bike lane

Positive development of cycling is also due to the expansion of the cycle route networks. It is absolutely necessary to modify infrastructure for safety and partly also for capacity reasons. There is a variety of different solutions available which provide good conditions for moving and...

1. July 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
A cycle path outside the built-up areas, near Arnhem, Netherlands

Providing safe cycle facilities in rural areas dependson the planning of cycle paths along the main roads – even if links already exist that are for recreational purposes and not suitable for everyday trips. It is essential to enable cyclists to cross the road safely given the high motor-vehicle...

1. July 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
Mit dem Fahrrad zum Einkaufen

Against the backdrop of rising energy prices and changing lifestyles, more and more people are using the bicycle for their day-to-day trips. Emission-free mobility on two wheels is becoming increasingly important for shopping as well.

1. June 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
Denmark
The country's first Cycle Super Highways – a bike lane that gives cyclists a safe, smooth ride and eliminates as many stops as possible is now open, connecting downtown Copenhagen with the town of Albertslund, 22km outside the city.
9. May 2012 | Nachrichten > Denmark
The bicycle is perfectly suited for shopping convience goods

There is still untapped potential for increasing bicycle use for shopping. The implementation of successful strategies for increasing the percentage of shoppers coming to city centres by bike is usually dependent on the collaboration of multiple stakeholders.

1. May 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
"Encounter zone" sign in Metz, France

The numerous innovative street designs that follow the shared-space approach, which is even anchored in the road traffic laws of some countries, are based on mutual respect between the road-users who share the street environment. Sophisticated street layouts encourage drivers to reduce their...

1. April 2012 | Forschung Radverkehr >
Ukraine
The very first bicycle track is being built in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. This is the first real result of advocating activities of Kyiv Cyclists' Association (KCA) - an ECF member, fighting for cycling infrastructure in Ukraine since 2005.
27. September 2010 | Nachrichten > Ukraine
Cycle superhighway in London
Great Britain
The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) today launched the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighways.
19. July 2010 | Nachrichten > UK

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