Berlin – Temporary bicycle infrastructure

© Peter Broytman

The city of Berlin is dramatically increasing its ongoing production of bicycle infrastructure in order to improve the conditions for safe mobility while relieving streets, buses and trains. Berlin’s districts are cooperating closely with the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection in setting up set up pop-up bike lanes, temporary cycling infrastructure.

So far, 24 kilometers of pop up bicycle infrastructure have been established along major roads – and more are to follow. To guarantee consistent levels of quality, the Berlin Transport Authority has released a comprehensive and easy-to-apply rulebook, which sets the minimum standards and requirements. It has already served as a blueprint for a number of German and European cities that are facing the same challenges.

The goal is to transform the temporary solutions into permanent ones as quickly as possible. Therefore, the corridors that have been adapted by now are part of a wider network of corridors, which had been identified for a thorough redesign in line with Berlin’s Mobility Law. The law dating back to 2018 is the first of its kind in Germany and sets ambitious goals for the sustainable reconstruction of the city’s mobility networks – favoring active modes of travel and the use of public transportation over individual car traffic.

More information on the network of pop-up bike lanes in Berlin (in German) here.

Read the rulebook for the implementation of temporary bicycle infrastructure (in German) here.

Additional information on protected bike lanes in Berlin (in German) here.

Read about the Berlin Mobility Law of July 5, 2018 (in German) here.

Contact: Johanna Eisenberg

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