MAKING SAFE SPACE FOR CYCLING IN 10 DAYS – A guide to temporary Bike Lanes from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Berlin

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How can you quickly create more space for cycling in the
city within two weeks? The Berlin district of Friedrichshain-
Kreuzberg has stepped up to this challenge and is
answering the question. Because of pressures related to
mobility during the Corona measures, Berlin, like all cities
and towns, had to react quickly to create more space for
people walking or cycling. Sufficient space for cycling
was already a problem under normal circumstances,
the current crisis has merely compounded this problem.
According to the Berlin regulations–similar to those in
most cities–people are expected to keep a minimum
distance of 1.5 meters from each other. What does this
mean for people on bikes and cycling infrastructure?
Like countless other cities, the standard German widths
of the existing bicycle infrastructure in Berlin are too
small to keep the minimum required distance of 1.5m.
The solution cannot be a cycling ban on streets and in
areas where it is impossible to maintain this minimum
distance. Such a ban would be counterproductive–
especially with regard to Corona measures. Those who
cannot use a car for transportation are dependent on
walking, cycling and public transport. On sidewalks and
public transport, the 1.5m minimum distance also poses
a problem. Increasing rates of cycling takes the strain
off the sidewalks and public transport and helps people
maintain the minimum recommended distance.

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