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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

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

At Oldenburgs traffic and planning offices.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg’s Head of Transport Prof. Bernd Müller explaining Oldenburg's master plan to visitors from Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

Oldenburg cycleways

Crescent shaped building for "OFFIS" with sheltered bike parking right by the entrance.

Oldenburg cycleways

Crescent shaped building for "OFFIS" with sheltered bike parking right by the entrance.

Rounded exterior of the offices of "OFFIS" in Oldenburg with sheltered bike parking right by the entrance. As German bikes tend to have solid stands most don't bother with using the racks provided.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg

Oldenburg residential area

Bus stop lay-by and a pavement with a uni-directional cycleway in Oldenburg.

Bus stop lay-by and a pavement with uni-directional cycleway in Oldenburg.

Pavement cycleway and floating bus stop without shelter.

Bus stop with shelter behind the uni-directional pavement cycleway. The lay-by is before the shelter. To board a bus users walk from the shelter to the bus entrance door against the flow of cyclists, which improves awareness of approaching ... [more]

Bus stop with shelter behind the uni-directional pavement cycleway. The lay-by is before the shelter. To board a bus users walk from the shelter to the bus entrance door against the flow of cyclists, which improves awareness of approaching ... [more]

Floating bus stop with a shelter behind the uni-directional pavement cycleway. The location for boarding the bus (white strip to the right) is before the shelter. To board a bus users walk from the shelter to the bus entrance against the fl ... [more]

Floating bus stop with shelter behind the (unidirectional) pavement cycleway.

Front wheel drive recumbent with pedal steering. See also #60024

A front wheel drive recumbent bicycle with free-hand pedal steering. Owner is shielding from the rain during the Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg. See also #60022

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg: Re-cycle the city.

Assembling for the July Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg.

A tricycle constructed of reclaimed German postal bikes. These can be chained for over 20 riders.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg. A wheel chair carrying tricycle at the front.

Bakfiets and "Ein Auto weniger" on the Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg. This "recycle the city event" worked well, with individual riders quickly positioning themselves to block of (mostly surprisingly patient) motorists at junctions.

Volunteer blocking of the motorway junction to allow the Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg uninterrupted passage.

Dr. Marion Rieken, the Green party candidate for directly elected mayor in Oldenburg on the Critical Mass Ride.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg: Re-cycle the streets.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg.

July Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg with participants of all ages.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg.

Critical Mass Ride in changing weather, but with over 200 riders.

Critical Mass Ride with over 200 riders riding on in intermittant rain showers.

Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg with over 200 riders. A continuous flow which only occasionally got interrupted at lights on the inner ring.

The critical mass ride with over 200 riders circling a large 1960s style giratory.

A Critical Mass Ride in Oldenburg ending on a critical junction of the inner ring road at the edge of the pedestrianised city centre.

Sign indicating a "Bicycle Road". The "local traffic only" was changed in 2008 to "cars and motorbikes free" (see #14573). This route into town from the west is mixed use (residents and bicycles) with priority for the cycle road and specia ... [more]

In 2007 the bicycle road was more restrictive, allowing only local motor traffic (see #11323), which is probably difficult to control, as the area covers about 2000 inhabitants. It now admits motorcycles and cars in general, which renders t ... [more]

This "Bicycle Road" in Oldenburg is a major route into town from the west. It is mixed use (residents and bicycles) with priority for the cycle road and special blue tarmac on most junctions.

This "Bicycle Road" in Oldenburg is a major route into town from the west. It is mixed use (residents and bicycles) with priority for the cycle road and special blue tarmac at most junctions.

This "Bicycle Road" in Oldenburg is a major route into town from the west. It is mixed use (residents and bicycles) with priority for the cycle road and special blue tarmac at most junctions.

This "Bicycle Road" in Oldenburg is a major route into town from the west. Wheel chair users and OAPs with trolleys benefit from the smooth surface of this "Cycle Road", too.

No entry sign with a "bicycle road" sign underneath. Bicycles have priority both ways, local motor traffic is allowed, but only in one direction.

The "bicycle road" status with its priority for bicycles is interrupted at two of the eleven crossroads.

The "bicycle road" status with its priority for bicycles is interrupted at two of the eleven crossroads.

The "bicycle road" status with its priority for bicycles is interrupted at two of the eleven crossroads.

No entry - "bicycles" frei / free. This one way street (for motor traffic) is typical in its car parking layout, which are located in blocks on either side, so that cars have to slow down and "slalom" between them.

Segregated route towards the pedestrianized city centre (passing underneath the raised railway line). Clear sign and use of different coloured materials to segregate cyclists and pedestrians. At the road crossing after the railway bridge th ... [more]

Segregated route towards the pedestrianized city centre ). These cyclists just crossed a road where the cycle way has preference over road traffic. In this section, the centre lane is free to cycle. Note cyclists of all ages (no helmets, no ... [more]

Cyclists have their own traffic light for which access to the motorway has to wait (red light at the left). Bicycles get their own traffic light, separate from pedestrians. The cycle lane is marked with red tarmac and wide enough for two bi ... [more]

Shared use pavement on a relatively narrow, high traffic road with bus service (& two grammar schools). Cars turning have to wait for cyclists. NO "cyclists dismount", NO "cyclists give way".

Off street cycle lane, well sheltered from road traffic and parking cars through trees and bushes. No "cyclists dismount", no "cyclists give way". Turning motorists have to give way to cyclists and actually DO give way!

Cycle way around the pedestrianized city centre avoids need for city centre cycling. Smooth kerbs, wide enough crossings for two bicycles and a zebra for pedestrians.

Clearly marked crossing for bicycles and set back from the corner without cyclists having to follow a bend. Motorists have to give way and do so. This one hesitating to cross as I was standing there (while taking the picture) in case I star ... [more]

Mayor motorway access (E22) to the left and access to "Fahrradstrasse" (bicycle street) to its right (behind blue sign posts) and large petrol station outside the photo (to the left). Cycle crossings are clearly marked and turning motorists ... [more]

Redmac filter lane and advanced advanced stop line plus flush kerb to join the shared use pavement (right turning cyclists can avoid the red phase). Note that the advance stop line highlights with a left turn arrow that left turning cyclist ... [more]

Redmac filter lane and advanced advanced stop line plus flush kerb to join the shared use pavement ( #34998). Note that the advance stop line highlights with a left turn arrow that left turning cyclists should position themselves in front o ... [more]

Kreyenbrück's residential streets are composed of many culs-de-sac with paths linking to a backbone network for walking and cycling.

Germans still makes bicycles: Fahrrad Manufaktur: http://www.cycle-union.de/

Oldenburg Cycle "Kurier" had just received a DHL drop-off for delivery on a Long John.

A 1960 or 1970's style subway below the level of the waterbed in Eversten. This is a green backbone cycleroute, crossing Kennedy Str. near Kennedy Lake.

A section of a shared use cycleway alongside a railway line passing underneath a raised freeway.

A section of a shared use cycleway alongside a railway line passing underneath a raised freeway.

A section of a shared use cycleway alongside a railway line passing underneath a raised freeway.

A section of a shared use cycleway alongside a railway line passing underneath a raised freeway.

Instead of bollards for filtering access in Oldenburg there put these much more visible fence pieces inplace. While they reduce throughput capacity, they are much more visible than bollards which can easily be overlooked when other cyclists ... [more]

Many segregated cycleways in Oldenburg. Typical 1970s installation.

Segregated cycle ways on "peace square" / "Friedensplatz" in Oldenburg.

Cambio Car Sharing Station in Oldenburg. It is located underneath a giant raised motorway (bridge), at one km from the edge of the pedestrianised the city centre, between the centre and the University.

Nursery bicyle parking (Kindergarten). Aren't these colourful little bikes lovely? Suppose it is the only wheel size that survives a "wheel-bender". Note the dynamo lights on these kids bicycles. See also #67124 .

Sheffield like bicycle stands, but not enough of them.

The trees provide good shelter, but not really a formal cycle parking space. Though most bikes have stands.

Bicycle parking at the market. Unusual wheel bender which allow to lock the bike to a fixed object.

Self-build recumbent tricycle with front wheel drive and a carrier box behind the suspended leather seat which ensures a low point of gravity. Steering is over the individually hinged rear wheels, see #59404.

This tricycle steers through the two, individually suspended rear wheels. See also #59405 and #59403.

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