What defines a bicycle city? We’re pretty sure: It’s very much in the eye of the beholder. Want a little example? Take Münster: While official representatives like to sell their city as a showcase city, the hashtag #nnenmichnichtfahrradstadt (don’t call me a bike city) has become established in the Münster cycling scene, because all that glitters doesn’t seem to be gold. The fact is: the better you can cycle in a city, the more it has earned this “seal of approval”. On the other hand, there is ample evidence that a high proportion of bicycles in traffic is good for a city. And so it’s hardly surprising that more and more cities would like to be bicycle cities.
It’s only when the streets are empty and quiet due to a virus that you really notice what we humans are doing to ourselves in our cities. What Martin thinks about on his tours. The topic this time: car city vs. bike city.