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Cycling in Berlin : Between the roots and crush SUVs
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Many of the roads are too narrow and broken

I'm used to drive every day by bike to school and back. On my way to school I had to travel through the Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg, the morning is always quite crowded, because all the delivery trucks in the second lane. Thus, you have to drive your bike in the middle of the road, which is very dangerous, because motorists have no respect for you and you no right-of-way. As a cyclist, however, it is not possible to switch on the bike path, because there is no and there is so much to closely. But if you are through the intersection at mehringdamm over, there is a long bike path to the school, which is also driving well.

another Problem for the cyclists, construction sites. If you drive with the bike on the Tempelhofer Damm/mehringdamm down, then, one encounters a large construction site. Through this site, a complete track is locked and you have to share as a cyclist, a narrow track with the car drivers who are too reckless, and has no safe distance to the cars. If the motorist is driving carelessly, it often comes to accidents in which most of the cyclists are due to car drivers killed. To raise the awareness of motorists, were also stands electrical panels aufgehengt on which how much the cyclists by motorists lost their lives. I drove there once, and I saw, how on the table "this year, seven Dead". The can not be and should make the car drivers realize that they need to be a little more careful.

Some of the cycle paths are also dirty too narrow, and broken, so you can only drive hard on it. One of these, you do not need to rush when Driving, always very focused. In addition, these trails are very curvy and you must move very slowly, so that you can drive the curves at the broken floor. In my neighborhood there are also many roads with cobblestones that can be very quickly get annoying when Driving.

I had in elementary school, my classmates had no desire on his bike and go on foot to school, which is a pity. Today, I no longer use the bike for the school run and prefer to go on foot to the metro Station. In my current class, no one used the bike in the Morning for the school run. Maybe it's because it is most people dangerous.

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but I must also say that there is in Kreuzberg ways that are well-to-navigate and on which you can still have fun on the bike, such as, for example, the cycle paths on the Gneisenaustraße. There, the cycle path is wide enough and he is next to the road and no car can get in the way.

Overall, one can say that the Cycling in Kreuzberg works even better than in some other districts. However, there are sometimes some problems. If the drivers take a little more considerate to the cyclists and the cycle paths would be a little better, then the problems would be fixed.

Marc Enke, 14 years, Kreuzberg

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