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CYCLING AND WALKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE: PARKING FACILITIES AND BICYCLE PATHS
Secure bicycle-parking in apartment buildings means often the obligation to carry the own bicycle into the cellar. Parking garages for bikes close to the entrance, theft-proof and protected against bad weather instead, provide a comfortable placement and accommodation - also over night. In new buildings bicycle cellars can be opened also over bicycle ramps and electronic door openers.
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CYCLING: OTHER SERVICES
Besides the mentioned hardware measures at the place of residence and in the close surrounding, additional activities support the use of bikes for short and medium distances, including e. g. repair services or repair equipment.
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WALKING: INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER SERVICES
The absence of routes for pedestrians (and cyclists) to and from residents’ homes very often induces a frequent car use in peripheral neighbourhoods. The implementation of new routes (bicycle, walking paths and lanes) or the modification of existing ones can greatly improve both, road safety and the quality of life in such areas.
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