Germany opens first stretch of €200m 'bicycle autobahn'

A 5km stretch of 'bicycle autobahn' is opened in Mulheim an der Ruhr has opened, with a further 95km awaiting funding

(Photo: Arne Huckelheim/CC3.0)

Germany is taking its cycling infrastructure pretty seriously, if the new 'bicycle autobahn' is anything to go by.

The first stretch of the €200,000 cycling motorway in the northwest Ruhr region has just been unveiled on what will be a 100km route. Here there are no red lights, no cars and trucks and nothing stopping cyclists from doing their thing.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.