Expansion of the Bicycle infrastructure, structure: Too little people for applications?

More than a billion euros for Cycling paths. The Greens fear that the money is flowing because of too little Posts in the Ministry of transport. let's see wh

Expansion of the Bicycle infrastructure, structure: Too little people for applications?

More than a billion euros for Cycling paths. The Greens fear that the money is flowing because of too little Posts in the Ministry of transport.

let's see what will come of it: the Minister of transport Scheuer (CSU) promises to be better Cycling routes photo: Reuters

BERLIN taz | The Federal government is providing for the Expansion of the Bicycle infrastructure, structure of money on an unprecedented scale, but may fail to Create a better way for cyclists to a lack of personnel in the Federal Ministry of transport. At least the member of Parliament Sven-Christian Kindler (Green) fear in the face of a few people that are in the Ministry of Andreas Scheuer (CSU) for Cycling responsible. "In order for people to require more frequently on the wheel, it needs a secure and well-developed Bicycle infrastructure, structure. Without staff for the planning and implementation of it will not give but,“ says Kindler.

In Germany, about 11 percent of all trips with the bike. In view of the climate crisis and the clogged streets, the Federal government wants to increase this share significantly by cycle paths will be better and safer. In the current financial year, the Federal Ministry of transport provides about 200 million euros for the Expansion of the Bicycle infrastructure, structure. "In the framework of the climate package are provided for Bicycle traffic, in addition to approximately 900 million euros up to 2023", the Federal Ministry of transport. This level stands for the Cycling alone on the Federal by 2023, around 1.45 billion euros in the budget of the Ministry available, it is called. Be encouraged about nationwide Cycling networks, and protected bike lanes, modern Parking facilities, or Bicycle Parking houses.

But behind these totals, more Show than substance, put possibly Kindler says. Because currently the Ministry are provided in the traffic just 11.9 plan for Cycling, two more to follow in 2020. This is evident from the reply of the Ministry on a report request from the Kindler, which is the taz. Whether for the Cycling to be created from 2021, the Ministry still.

Would the plan not be increased massively, threatening the planned Expansion of the Radinfrastrutur to fail, Kindler convinced. Thus, the announced the funds can be invested, would increase the Ministry of transport to be Radpersonal on a minimum of 50 Posts. "Otherwise, the money will not threaten to flow out easily," said Kindler. "Then the Whole thing is probably a paper tiger."

Also in the Reform of the road traffic regulations (STVO) has Scheuer announced to strengthen the Cycling. So the Parking of cars on cycle paths or in the second row is to be used on the street with a higher fines. But the planned Changes do not go far enough, object, pedestrian - and Bicycle lobbyists. At the same time devouring threatening in. Thus, the load wheels should not be allowed to Park on roads. At this point, the Ministry is rowed back. Originally, the amendment of the road TRAFFIC regulations should come into effect in 2020. Because some States want Changes will vote in the Federal Council, but it was only in February about it.

Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 10:00

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