Skip to comments.Germany gives green light to cycle Autobahns (rail trails)
Posted on 12/30/2015 2:27:24 AM PST by Olog-hai
It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face.
Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
Fans hail the smooth new velo routes as the answer to urban traffic jams and air pollution, and a way to safely get nine-to-fivers outdoors.
As a glimpse of a greener urban transport future, Germany has just opened the first five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of a bicycle highway that is set to span over 100 kilometers.
It will connect 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum and Hamm and four universities, running largely along disused railroad tracks in the crumbling Ruhr industrial region. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
The idea that meaningful numbers are going to get out of their climate-controlled cars and commute using bicycles seems absurd. This in addition to the many that are simply physically unable to do so.
Money losing, pandering to the elite few ... how many of Germany’s new ‘migrant’ citizens will be pedaling to mosque or on their way to practice other aspects of their cult?
Better be armed and armored. Jeez! A gift for the highwaymen.
Hmmmmm. Pest control? :^)
“Like most infrastructure projects, the bicycle Autobahn is facing headwinds, however, especially when it comes to financing.”
My first thought was the money. Then, I scanned down the page.
“German states are set to spend at least 17 billion euro ($18.7 billion) on refugees in 2016, in some cases double the figure for this year.”
This has been going on for years in the US - converting disused rail lines to bicycle paths ...
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