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29 Nov 2016

Cycling offers great potential for green mobility

Frankfurter Rundschau

The Paris Climate Agreement means transport has to be re-invented and cycling offers large untapped potential for climate protection, write Green Party parliamentary group’s vice-chair Kerstin Andreae and the party’s transport expert Matthias Gastel in a commentary for Frankfurter Rundschau. “Cycling is currently experiencing a revival in Germany. But the boom is hampered by bad cycling infrastructure, and a lack of political will.” The authors call for incentives to encourage bike commuting, given that more than half of all German employees travel less than 10 kilometres to work.

Find more background in the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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