- Cycling in Berlin
Cycling in Berlin is a significant form of transport in the German capital where around 500,000 daily bike riders accounted for 13% of total traffic in 2009. The city has a highly developed bike (cycle) lane system and it is estimated that Berlin has 710 bicycles per 1000 residents.
Berlin's bike riders have access to 620 km (390 mi) of bike paths including around 150 km (93 mi) mandatory bicycle paths, 190 km (120 mi) off-road bicycle routes, 60 km (37 mi) of bike lanes on the roads, 70 km (43 mi) of shared bus lanes open to bicyclists, 100 km (62 mi) of combined pedestrian/bike paths and 50 km (31 mi) of marked bike lanes on the sidewalks.
In addition to a variety of cycling paths and bicycle lanes there are also Fahrradstrassen, bicycle streets where bikes have priority and vehicles are limited to 30kmh.
Along the former path of the Berlin Wall there is now the Berlin Wall Trail.
There are a number of regional and long-distance bike paths that run through Berlin. These include the Berlin-Copenhagen trail, Berlin-Usedom Cycle Route and the European Cycle Route R1.
Bicycles on public transport
Riders are allowed to carry their bicycles on Berlin's S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains, on trams, and on night buses.
Public bicycle hire system
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- ^ "Bike City Berlin". Treehugger. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/bike_city_berli.php. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
- ^ "Bicycle Routes and Facilities Bicycle Paths". Senate Department of urban development. http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/verkehr/radverkehrsanlagen/en/radwege.shtml. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
- ^ "Mit dem Fahrrad - In Bussen und Bahnen [By Bicycle - In Buses and Trains]" (in German). Senate Department of Urban Development. http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/verkehr/mobil/fahrrad/bus_bahn/. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
- Bicycle Routes and Facilities, (Senate of Berlin)
- Bikes Berlin, English-language community cycling forum
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