Germany opens the 100-kilometre bicycle highway that will connect 10 cities. In some European countries people are still struggling to have highways for cars and in Germany are already building highways for bicycles.
Germany is one of the countries that want to eliminate as many cars from the streets as possible and make people ride bicycles more often. Authorities plan to open a nearly 100-kilometre highway connecting 10 cities in western Germany as soon as possible.
This highway will be built from scratch and no car will ever run on it. The first 5 kilometres have already been built and the cities that will be joined by this new route for cyclists are Duisburg, Bochum and Hamm.
The highway will have bridges, tunnels and passages, just like any normal highway for cars. There will be several exit points from the highway and entry into cities or other localities in the harp.
Out of respect for cyclists, the authorities will also equip the new highway with a series of terminals for snacks, public toilets and stores where strollers can rest or eat. A feasibility study reveals that this highway will remove more than 50,000 cars from the streets in the coming years because people will prefer to ride bicycles, not cars.
Germany wants to follow the model of the Nordic countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands or Norway, which have encouraged bicycle traffic for years to reduce pollution in big cities.