“High speed cycle lanes are an important building block for future transport system”
Expressways for bicycles are an important contribution to solve current transport problems, according to environment minister Barbara Hendricks. “Every other car ride is shorter than five kilometres. High speed cycle tracks can persuade many commuters to switch to bicycles, especially in combination with e-bikes,” the minister said in a press release about her visit to the model cycle expressway in the Ruhr area, which will connect eleven city-centres and four universities with a total length of 101 kilometres.
Read the ministry’s press release here.