"The invention of the bicycle by Karl Drais in 1817 was probably also the start of the first mobility revolution of the modern age. Today, the bicycle is on the fast track and its popularity is increasing like that of no other means of transport. Bicycles are a symbol of active mobility and successful in-novation. They offer solutions to challenges societies are facing today such as the reduction of con-gestion, emissions and noise. Cycling is also being promoted by the spread of digital technology: it makes cycling simpler and increases the comfort and safety of cyclists."
Since 2016, we have approved funds totalling 3.5 billion euros for regional and local authorities. And this year, too, we can pledge a further billion.
"I am convinced that electric mobility offers major opportunities for German industry. When it comes to shaping mobility in an environmentally friendly way and reaching climate change targets, electric mobility is a key technology. Electricity and hydrogen are the fuels of the future."
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure