"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."
"The quality of local public transport is a benchmark for the quality of life in our cities and rural areas. Local public transport has to be attractive, safe, secure, reliable and affordable."
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
"We are developing Germany’s waterways: where the transport load in the core network is high, we are investing in its expansion. Our aim is an efficient infrastructure and a logistics sector that benefits from the most up-to-date digital safety and communications technologies. We will upgrade minor waterways, which no longer play a significant role for freight transport, for leisure and recreational purposes, and take the protection of the environment to an entirely new level."
Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure