transport Minister Scheuer noticed in the past weeks, again and again by the polarizing Remarks to the car traffic. On the Cycling Congress in Dresden, the Minister took a very different tone.
turn of The Traffic - so the transition to a climate-friendly, sustainable and networked System - is, without a doubt, a Mega-project. And, the power of the competent Minister Andreas Scheuer in all its forms always in Trouble. It was the railway, which has massive problems. It was the heated debate about electric scooter. Be it the Diesel-driving bans. And of course, the debate about speed limit on the highway, in the CSU Minister told his critics, a speed limit on the car lanes, without a doubt, "against common sense".
Such Statements sound rather turn to gentle Transport. And yet the Minister has now discovered the Bicycle. Cycling is supposed to be according to his will, much more attractive and safer, even if motorists have to take restrictions.
Is a Radl: transport Minister Scheuer on the path to a Cycling Congress in Dresdencyclists, Cycling
To promote the Cycling Congress in Dresden Scheuer outlined the plans of his house for a Cycling plan that will occur in 2021 in force: cyclists should be better protected - for example, by the protective strip, and significantly higher penalties for motorists who double-parked. It could finally tackle that Cycling in Germany requires heroism, so the Minister. This Cycling should be "pure pleasure and normality". Then it flap also with the shift in Traffic, the people would require of yourself.
Scheuer will also promote the construction of bike paths and the grid step of the way, it is possible to expand. The sun is also the responsibility of the Federal government - for example, when it comes to cycle paths on Federal highways and Federal waterways. In the case of the reconstruction of the roads should in future be always checked, whether a cycle route is created. And it must be justified, if, in individual cases, not a bike path is built.
motorists who block cycle lanes, according to the will of the Minister of transport Scheuer in the future, higher fineshave to pay "We can Cycling"
The Minister wants to better not only Cycling but also. So the need to ensure that new Bicycle lanes are also being expanded sufficiently for new means of transport - for example, the electric scooter that should still be in this year's nationwide approved. In short: they wanted To show that "we can Cycling in Germany," says Scheuer.
Whether that will be successful? Scheuer uses the swarm intelligence: Until the end of June anyone can make on the Internet pages of the Ministry of transport proposals. This feedback should then be incorporated into the development of the new National Cycling plan 2021. The turn is the basis for the promotion of Cycling by the Federal government.