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Biking to Work, Berlin’s Politicians Join Two-Wheel Tendency Toward Peddling Commuters in German Capital

Green Party Politician Anton Hofreiter travels to work. Source: Tagesspiegel
Green Party Politician Anton Hofreiter travels to work.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Biking to work remains popular in Germany; other European capitals are gradually making roads safer for cyclists.

  • Facts


    • National cyclists’ association found that more and more Germans are using bicycles for health reasons, to protect the environment and to save money.
    • The German government continues to improve the nation’s network of cycle paths; Paris and London are starting to invest in more infrastructures for cyclists.
    • The European Union supports intermodal transport use to reduce people’s dependency on cars, including through car and bicycle sharing schemes.
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