Dear Sir or Madam,
Cycling is environmentally friendly and healthy, most times it is fun and it saves time, space and money. Therefore, it is not surprising that cycling has been experiencing a boom for several years now and that, in particular, in times of the pandemic, it is the ideal means of transport for many people. By cycling we can stay fit while keeping the required distance.
Despite that, cycling currently only accounts for an average of 11 percent of all journeys made in Germany. We would like to considerably increase this share in the years to come. Therefore, the Federal Government, federal states and local authorities are working harder than ever to make cycling more attractive and safe. The National Cycling Plan 3.0 will contribute to this. The National Cycling Congress 2019 gave the starting signal for this development, now we can present you with the results. Let us say this much: The new plan gives cycling policy in Germany another innovative boost.
Together with you, we would like discuss the most important opportunities, challenges and trends of cycling.
You are cordially invited to the 7th National Cycling Congress on 27 and 28 April 2021 in Hamburg.
We would have liked to welcome you in person to the cycling city of Hamburg, but, in the current situation, safety and health are top priorities. Therefore, for the first time, the National Cycling Congress will have a virtual format. So let’s all take a virtual trip to Hamburg!
In addition to a diverse programme with national and international experts and lighthouse projects, you can expect to experience many and varied new possibilities to connect with other participants. At the end of the first congress day, the best cycling projects of the year will be awarded with the 2021 German Cycling Prize.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Member of the German Bundestag
Federal Minister of Transport
and Digital Infrastructure
Photo: Daniel Biskup