News Digest Item
23 Aug 2016

“High speed cycle lanes are an important building block for future transport system”

Environment ministry (BMUB)

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.

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee