Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Those Cologne Cycling Facilities in Pictures

If you're a UK cycle obsessive like me, wouldn't it be great to see proper cycle paths like these in Cologne (right)? I know we do get bits and pieces like this in the UK, but on the continent these paths are everywhere, connect together, have good destination signage and, as a result, are very well used.

Aha, you say, but these are big wide streets - how would you do it in the narrow inner city roads of many British cities?

Well they have narrow streets in Cologne too, but the roads are one way for motorised traffic, but two way for cyclists (left). Again you do get this here, but in Cologne every street was like this, not just the odd one the local authority had scraped together some cash for the signs, paint and legal orders.



At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Hayley Jones said...

I agree, we could definitely do with more cycle lanes in the UK. I lived in Germany for a while and whilst not normally a keen cyclist was much more inclined to use one due to the large numbers of cycle lanes and paths. It felt safer when on the roads, was green and kept me fit!


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