Fahrradstadt Erlangen


The city of Erlangen is in the southern German state of Bavaria. Whilst Britain was following the American dream of car ownership and use, and the needs of cyclists were ignored, in Erlangen in 1972 things took a different direction. The city council took the decision to spend 2% of the city budget on cycling schemes for the next fifteen years, turning Erlangen into a Fahrradstadt (bicycle city). This was an active decision to move away from being a car-friendly city.

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