cyclists are dangerous to life in Germany. The new statistics says. According to preliminary Figures of the Federal Statistical office were killed in the first half of this year 1465 people on the road. That is, 40 less than in the prior-year period. That is equivalent to a decline of 2.7 percent. However, 158 of the bike riders died in accidents, and 16 people, or 11.3 percent more than in the same period of the previous year. The death trend in Cycling lasts for years: The traffic will be safer for all traffic participants, not only for cyclists. According to data from the Federal Statistical office, 445 cyclists died in the year 2018 in the event of accidents. In the year 2017 382 cyclists were killed. Since E-Scooter since the 15. June 2019 have been allowed by law, it is for the Pay for of this new means of transport is still too early. Here only the second half of the year will be 2019 information about the danger.
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at the moment. In the long-term consideration, however, two factors have always been important: The subordinate role assigned to the transport policy of the infrastructure for the Bicycle and the lack of passive safety of the wheels. It is innovations such as brake assistant, Slingshot preventer and safety features such as seat belts and airbags have made car travel safer. 2018 3275 people are killed in road accidents were in the whole of Germany, in 1970 alone, there were in Germany still 21.332 Dead. However, the safety progress being made by the Bicycle is limited, more than more reliable and brighter lighting equipment he has.
The municipalities to decide
But, above all, but suffers from the Cycling under the transport policy. The infrastructure for bikes is generally characterized to be deficient and in many Places still from the Thinking of the post-war period, as it is the declared objective of the transport planner was to make Cycling as unattractive as possible.
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Burkhard Stork, national Director of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC), said the new accident figures: “Germany now has to find another gear, in the Expansion of the Bicycle infrastructure, otherwise we will have to constantly get such bad news! The paths for Cycling are pathetic – at the same time, more Cycling desires as a solution to our congested cities and high!” The ADFC is calling for more pace of 30 in the cities, rapid development axes programs for protected cycle lanes on the main and the most important point: new concepts for protected intersections.
the planned Changes to the road traffic regulations in favour of cyclists, are just the beginning. In fact, the Federal government determines only the legal in-game space. Ultimately, the municipalities decide whether they want to invest in better bike lanes or not. Or whether you the Parking space for the moving traffic is more important as a necessary infrastructure for bikes and other road users.
In the course of the transport, the subject will continue to turn more explosive. In addition to the classic wheels, which are moved by muscles, pushing innovative transport concepts on the cycle paths. In June, the E-scooters have been legalized in Germany, and also the well-known bike upgrades for years, with E-motors. Alone in 2019, it is expected about one Million new E-Bikes on the streets. Of this is not known to rust in the basement, but two to three Times as much kilometres of driving, such as muscle-powered wheels. And all of this will take place on bike paths, some of which are on the state-of-the-1970s.
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