A Junction on a Major Road in Germany

A Junction on a Major Road in Germany
This road turns into an Autobahn behind this viewpoint, a recent road development that I'm not not happy about because the cycle path that you can see ahead has been closed here as part of this change. Germany is not a cycling paradise. However, it's worth adding that there is a controlled cycle crossing before the Autobahn. It spends most of its time asleep, but if you press the button it will wake up and give you the green light in less time than a British toucan crossing, and you get to cross the entire carriageway in one go. Despite the very heavy motor traffic and turning vehicles, note that the carriageway, whilst not perfect, is in an acceptable condition. The cycle path in the direction shown is also in an acceptable condition, and very welcome given the traffic on the carriageway. If you're wondering where cyclists heading the other way are supposed to go, I'm still working on it. There is a route if you turn off here, and some new cycle paths are being built, but the last time I was there everything was in a state of flux.

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