Cycle superhighway to cross Berlin – transportxtra.com
Juliana O’Rourke – 14 April 2022
Journey times for the 38 km cycleway should be about 2.5 hours – as fast as cars but saving 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year
Berlin has announced plans for a new high-speed bicycle route from Hönow to Spandau through the city centre.
It claims that bicycles should be able to reach their destination from east to west across the city as quickly as cars on the new cycle route, which covers 38.3 kilometres right across Berlin. The journey time from one end to the other should be about 2.5 hours.
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The state-owned cycle planning company Infravelo, said that total costs for the two parts of the route are estimated at around €58m. The planning approval procedure for the west route will start at the end of 2023 and for the east route at the beginning of 2024.