Municipalities: ADFC: Bicycle-friendliness in Germany "can be improved"

According to a survey by the ADFC, Germany is still not a particularly bicycle-friendly country.

Municipalities: ADFC: Bicycle-friendliness in Germany "can be improved"

According to a survey by the ADFC, Germany is still not a particularly bicycle-friendly country. The General German Bicycle Club announced on Monday that some progress had been made in the past two years, especially in the big cities. But the cycling climate in Germany remains "expandable".

Accordingly, the approximately 245,000 respondents in the non-representative survey distributed the school grade of 3.96 ("sufficient") on average. This means that the level of satisfaction among cyclists has not changed since the previous survey from 2020.

Slight improvements were only found in large cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants. "Here, people see recent improvements in the promotion of bicycles, in the range of public bicycles, in parking facilities and illegal parking checks," said the association.

The winning cities

As in the previous survey, Bremen performed best among the major cities. But with 3.6, the city on the Weser didn't get a good rating either. Among the medium-sized cities with between 200,000 and 500,000 inhabitants, Münster came off best with a grade of 3.04. The town of Wettringen in North Rhine-Westphalia received the special prize for rural areas with a grade of 2.0.

According to the association, the ADFC's non-representative survey is open to everyone, but is aimed specifically at cyclists. In order for well-founded results to be achieved, at least 50 people per city, at least 75 in larger cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and at least 100 people in cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants must have taken part.

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