Cyclists Highway to Rhine-Westphalia Project in Berlin

Highways for cyclists? Why not? Copenhagen, London and virtually all Dutch cities will build a network of highways for cyclists. On which Cologne commute without traffic lights and quickly up in the inner cities. Time for Germany: Berlin to North Rhine-Westphalia and Hannover to Radschnellwege.

Bicycle highways are cycling without lights and intersections. Running on an own line for bicycle traffic. Intersections there are under possibility. As a result, the average speed on such bike road should be also correspondingly higher. Roads have to be crossed for the bicycle traffic to keep it right for all way

Berlin Cyclists Highway to Rhine-Westphalia Project

The bicycle traffic gets green wave traffic light circuits.

For years, the Metropolitan plant in Hannover whats to bring the commuters to work quickly and in the inner cities. The State Government in North Rhine-Westphalia written off even a competition for cyclist highway two years ago. All regions could compete with concrete projects for a dedicated bicycle “-“. Six projects were selected and are especially funded by the State.

100 km long Berlin Cyclists Highway to Rhine-Westphalia Project

The most spectacular project of the selected route is the Radschnellweg Ruhr, RS 1. To run across 100 km through the valley area. The route from Duisburg in the West on the towns of ranges after Hamm Mülheim, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and Dortmund.

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Almost 184 million euro cost and eliminating daily 50,000 car in journeys. by 2020, the cycle of RS 1, who has even a homepage, is going to be inaugurated.

More Radschnellwege are planned in the metropolitan areas of Cologne (8 km), Düsseldorf (31 km), Aachen (30 km), Bocholt Velen (45 km) and Herford – Minden (36 km). Overall, approximately 250 km in North Rhine-Westphalia should be applied.

Also the capital wants to build their first bike freeway now. The Transport Committee of the initiative meeting Tempelhof-Schöneberg was now unanimously. Along the S – Bahn line S 1 Schöneberg and Steglitz-Lichterfelde to the 8.5 km stretch to lead. The highway runs on a disused railway line.

Shortens the travel time from 45 to 30 minutes

“A very attractive way would be stunningly beautiful in a green train,: a path that would shorten the journey time from Potsdamer Platz to Lichterfelde from 45 to 30 minutes and push through the electric bicycle as an urban transportation of the future”, says Tim Lehmann. The architect and urban planner, who researches in the Innovation Centre for mobility and social change (Innoz), has worked out the concept for this roadway.

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The bicycle Highway at Potsdamer Platz is already shedule to 2017 and will reach the Schöneberg train station. Later he runs next to the highway 103. 2020 should be completed in the sixth phase of construction upto Lichterfelde train station. The multi function way will not cost much money (about €4.5 million).

Unusual ways of thinking are necessary for our planet

In addition to the track in Berlin and the spectacular track through the Ruhr area, there are more, very unusual suggestions for bicycle roads in major cities. A group called the river cycleway Consortium wants to lay so summarily a 12 km-long cycle path from Battersea in the South West of London City to the financial center Canary Wharf in the heart of the British capital of London on the River Thames.

In the Dutch Eindhoven, the first floating roundabout of the world for cyclists hangs on a 70 meter high pylon.

Berlin Cyclists Highway to Rhine-Westphalia Project

Netherlands are quite far forward,

In the small town of Nuenen, the stars twinkle on the 600-metre van Gogh Roosengaarde cycle path at night. And in the village of Krommeniie in the North of Amsterdam, the cycle path called SolaRoad creates even electricity from the Sun.

The wheel traffic shares show that a good infrastructure for cyclist really brings people out of the cars. Although 80% of all households in Germany have at least a bicycle, only around 10% of all routes with the bicycle are prepared for this porpouse. This is little as a glance in our European countries. So, the share of cycling traffic is 18% in Denmark. Even more actively, the Dutch use their beloved bikes: there are travelled 27% of all trips by bike.

Another cities in Europe are joining ciclist highway fever. New projects have been submitted to Warsaw city hall. Construction of dedicated only to bikes roads will begin in 2017 under project name “Green Warsaw”.