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Gallery: Oldenburg

Pictures of cycling infrastructure in and around Oldenburg, Germany. Located between Bremen (D) and Groningen (NL). In a study by "vcö" (Traffic Club Austria) about the share of trips by bike in larger European cities Oldenburg appears in second place with 43% of all trips by bike, just behind first placed Houten in the Netherlands with 44%, see http://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/109/article14.html .

A cycling budget of just €2.50 per inhabitant goes a long way, because cycleways have been planned into all road projects since the 1960. Also pavement cycleways have priority over side roads. On a Cambridge Cycling Campaign study tour to Oldenburg experienced useful and usable segregated cycleways, which always there when needed! Cycling is popular and feels safe for all abilities and ages: http://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/109/article8.html

This gallery was created on Monday, 20th August 2007

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

An Oldenburg traffic officer explains that this push-button is a remote control that activates the nearby pedestrian crossing on the main road.

When the pedestrian crossing beyond the crossroads here goes to red, traffic approaching the junction is requested to stop at this white line on the left.

When the pedestrian crossing beyond the crossroads here goes to red, traffic approaching the junction is requested to stop at this white line on the left.

The yellow button just visible on the post on the side road on the right can activate the pedestrian crossing just beyond the junction. When that goes to red traffic is supposed to stop at the white line on the left.

This button is a remote control that activates the pedestrian crossing which is offset from this cross-roads.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways narrow here next to the canal, and impossible to widen. The existence of this cycleway means that bikes are not allowed on the road.

Oldenburg cycleways. See #50130.

A narrow, one way cycle lane between tree lined "Ofener Straße" and the river (there is a quiet street on the opposite side of the river popular with cyclists, too). Note that turning motorists have to wait for the cyclists coming out form ... [more]

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways. In Oldenburg all one-way streets are two way for cycling.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg's 'cyclestreet' – orignally painted with bright blue intersections – until the residents complained.

Oldenburg's 'cyclestreet' – orignally painted with bright blue intersections – until the residents complained.

Cambridge Cycling Campaign's visit to view Oldenburg cycleways, May 2013.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways – pavement cycling

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg: Simon supports the meerkat style of cycling.

Oldenburg cycleways

Cycle wheel in a stairway

Busy bus stop with a shelter and a cycleway behind it, which bus passengers have to cross. This bus stop is located on Oldenburg's ring road by the "Pulverturm".

Busy bus stop with a shelter behind the cycleway, which bus passengers have to cross to board a bus. This bus stop is on Oldenburg's ring road, near the theatre.

Busy bus stop with a shelter behind the cycleway, which bus passengers have to cross to board a bus. This bus stop is on Oldenburg's ring road, near the theatre, see also #59279 and #50601.

"Theaterwall" cycleway passes directly behind a bus stop and shelter. This arrangement is very similar to that proposed for the 'floating' bus stops on Huntingdon Road and Hills Road.

At this bus stop the uni-directional pavement cycleway is segregated through the shelter and green island, using the path to the left, which in the contraflow direction is pedestrian only. It looks like being potentially a source of confusi ... [more]

Bus stop with a shelter behind the cycleway, which bus passengers have to cross to board a bus. See also #50608.

Railings onto a raised bridge built in the 1980s. The bridge (Amalienbrücke in Oldenburg) has segregated cycle lanes on all four sides. Two stairs with railings provide a shortcut.

Railings onto a raised bridge built in the 1980s. The bridge (Amalienbrücke in Oldenburg) has segregated cycle lanes on all four sides. Two stairs with railings provide a shortcut.

Railings onto a raised bridge built in the 1980s. The bridge over the river Hunte in Oldenburg is called Amalienbrücke and has segregated cycle lanes on all four sides. Two stairs with railings provide a shortcut.

Railings onto a raised bridge built in the 1980s. The bridge has segregated cycle lanes on all four sides. Two stairs with railings provide a shortcut.

Big 1980's bridge with segregated cycle ways on both sides, seperated from the main carriageway by a wall.

Segregated cycle way over the "Amalienbrücke" in Oldenburg, built in the 1980s.

Oldenburg cycleways. These steps have an incorporated ramp – but large bollards have been added to stop pedstrians stepping onto the ramp.

Cambridge Cycling Campaign taking measures and pictures of steps with ramps (build in the 1980s), wide enough to wheel up luggage.

Brick stair with ramps, a bit tired after over 30 years in use.

Oldenburg cycleways – the cycleway here has white blocks to mark the 'dooring zone'. (from the 1960s or 1970s).

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Cycleway alongside an electrified railway line complete with street lighting and a foot&cycle bridge attached to a folding railway bridge, see #48133.

Intercity trains running alongside this cycleway. Please note street lighting and "sensible" segregation between the electrified track and the foot- & cycleway. See #48134 for the combined bridge.

A cycleway alongside a electrified railway tracks. The see through metal grid bridge is attached to a rolling bascule bridge over the river Hunte near the Oldenburg harbour. A picture of the bridge when up: http://fotowelt.chip.de/k/archite ... [more]

A bascule bridge in Oldenburg.

A bascule bridge in Oldenburg.

Waiting area for when the two sections of the railway bridge (with attached foot- and cycle bridge) swing up. See part of the mechanism to the right. A picture of the mechanism http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/display/22595519 . See also # ... [more]

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways: drivers give way to cyclists.

Oldenburg cycleways: drivers give way to cyclists.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Cambridge Cycling Campaign visit to see Oldenburg 's cycleways.

We were told that this green arrow was one of the things imported into West Germany after unification. It means traffic can turn right even if the light is on red.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways - under the elevated motorways.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways - a visit from Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways - new development, homezone

Typical for the many housing developments accommodating Oldenburg's growing population. 30km/h, living cul-de-sacs permeable for walking and cycling.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Car storage area in a new development in Oldenburg

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways. This blue sign indicates that this is a footway, but underneath is a slightly obscured panel that has a cycle symbol with the word 'frei'. That means that cycles are tolerated on the path. Cycles can also use the ... [more]

A modern German roundabout in Bloherfelde in Oldenburg, with an outer ring for cyclists with priority, see also #50294.

Oldenburg cycleways. See video #50293

A modern German roundabout in Bloherfelde in Oldenburg, with an outer ring for cyclists with priority, see also #50293

Short video clip of a modern roundabout in Bloherfelde in Oldenburg (Germany), with an outer ring for cyclists with priority, see also #50276

Cambridge Cycling Campaign's chair is given priority on a crossing in Oldenburg, Germany.

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