As from 2020, it will become mandatory for longer goods vehicles to be equipped with a turn assist system. At the same time, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) will expand the authorized network by the sections notified by the federal states.
13. October 2019 | Nachrichten > Germany
Simplifications for cycling
For bicycle traffic in Austria, regulations on cycling on cycle paths have been specified, the introduction of a zipper system at the end of cycle paths or changes to the rules of conduct. It is also clarified that children aged nine who have successfully passed a corresponding examination receive...
15. February 2019 | Nachrichten > Austria
Investigation of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
Since January 2019, cyclists have been allowed to turn right after stopping at traffic lights at selected junctions at red in various cities. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) is currently carrying out a pilot project in cooperation with various local authorities to test the feasibility...
8. January 2019 | Nachrichten > Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony
53th ordinance amending road traffic regulations
The penalty for holding an electronic device while driving is 55 Euro for cyclist, and 100 Euro plus an entry in the registry on driving ability for car drivers. In the case of serious violations the penalty rise up to 200 Euro with driving bans.
19. October 2017 | Nachrichten > Germany
Cycling in multiple directions during red lights
Since 2015 it is allowed for cyclists to cycle ahead or to turn to the left or the right during red lights at traffic lights with special traffic sign. Some videos now explaining the advantages, i.e. for the increase in safety of cyclists.
7. October 2017 | Nachrichten > France
Resolution by the Bundesrat (Federal Council)
The Bundesrat (Federal Council) made a decision about the supply of funds by the Federal Government for cycle highways of the Federal States and the municipalities.
5. June 2017 | Nachrichten > Germany
ADFC welcomes initiative of the Federal Minister of Transport Dobrindt
The Federal Ministry of Transport wants to accelerate the construction of cycling highways with a subsidy program of around 25 million euros. The ADFC welcomes the project.
18. October 2016 | Nachrichten > Germany
Right turn on red in Denmark
In November 2013, the Danish Ministry of Transport launched a pilot project at 33 selected junctions, which was evaluated at the end of 2015 and concluded that there were no safety problems with cyclists’ right turns on red at the selected intersections.
11. September 2016 | Nachrichten > Denmark
Road Traffic Regulations (StVO: Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung)
The Cabinet adopted an amendment of the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO: Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung) on June 15th 2016. It includes a simplified directive for 30 km/h speed limit zones, the permission that adults who accompany cycling children on footpaths may also use the footpath for cycling, and...
15. June 2016 | Nachrichten > Germany
Road safety, noise prevention, air quality
Planners of the Traffic planning commission of the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag) pleaded on their 90th meeting on 21./22.4.2016 in Erlangen for more 30 km/h speed limits in urban areas.
22. April 2016 | Nachrichten > Germany