Hamburg to host National Cycling Congress

Largest German congress to get underway next April
03 August 2020
Bicycle Song Contest

Hamburg is gearing up to host the 2021 National Cycling Congress next April with the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. International experts specializing in planning, representatives of science, business, politics, clubs and associations are expected at the congress to discuss challenges and opportunities and the design of cycle traffic.

National Cycling Plan 

The highlights are likely to include the presentation of the German government's latest National Cycling Plan (NVRP) 3.0 to promote cycling nationwide. The NRVP contains mission statements and outlines the priorities and goals of the German government as well as those of the states and local governments and other players in the sector. The present NRVP is effective until late 2020 and the drafting of next cycling plan is underway.

Bicycle craze in Hamburg

Dr. Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition, said: "I am really looking forward to this important congress cycle traffic congress which will benefit both Hamburg and all of Germany thanks to innovations in the sector. It represents an important milestone for the mobility transition in Hamburg. We will highlighting the enthusiasm for cycling in Hamburg and we will also be taking home plenty of  ideas and input for the mobility transition in the city ourselves." 

Delegates at the congress can expect an extensive programme of events including keynotes, exhibitions, excursions and numerous side-events. Special emphasis will be on interactive methods and digital offers.

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German government's expenditure on cycle paths

Hamburg is receiving EUR 5.7 million in funds for cycling measures at Ballindamm as part of the  "Directive on the Promotion of Innovative Projects to Improve Cycling in Germany". Hamburg is the first German state to receive funds for exemplary planning and construction works that promote sustainable mobility through cycling. More information can be found on: www.hamburg.de