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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

Many segregated cycle ways and people of all ages and both genders cycling in Oldenburg. In the background right the castle and further behind Oldenburg's main church "Lambertikirche".

City centre map on a cast drain cover.

In Germany most bikes have solid stands and can be parked freely.

Example of a segregated cycleway up a oneway street. Brilliant modern infrastructure.

Cycle parking at the edge of the pedestrianised zone in the centre of Oldenburg.

Secure cycle park in Oldenburg.

Riding down a ramp into a secure cycle park in Oldenburg.

Lovely Gazelle bikes at the Radstation by the railway station in Oldenburg. Here a participant of the Study tour to Oldenburg and Bremen is testing a bike to choose the frame size and right seat hight.

Contintental winter bike tyres with spikes at Radstation Oldenburg.

On the basement of the cycle park at Oldenburg station.

Straßburger Str. subway was built in the 1990's to allow cars and buses to pass underneath the railway tracks right at Oldenburg Main Station. Note that the segregated cycleway goes less steep and deep than cars and busses (it is the oppos ... [more]

Pedestrians, bikes and motor traffic passes under the railway in Oldenburg.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

A white bike marks the spot where a 39 year old female cyclist was run over by a bus in Oldenburg.

Despite over 1000 spaces in the two secure cycle parks at Oldenburg there's still not enough space for bikes.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station – is also a bike shop.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station. Bikes on this side are under the ramp.

Cycle park on the bus station side of the railway station.

Oldenburg cycleways

There are 1,000 cycle parking spaces on this side of the railway station.

Electric tricycle parked by the "Call-a-bike" hire bike docking-station at Oldenburg's main railway station. Location: Oldenburg (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Oldenburg cycleways – the DHL vehicle here is delivering parcels to an automated collection point.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Cycle coding event hosted by ADFC (German equivalent of CTC). Stencils are used to cut a code into the frame of a bicycle.

Cycle coding event hosted by ADFC (German equivalent of CTC). Stencils are used to cut a code into the frame of a bicycle.

Cycle coding event hosted by ADFC (German equivalent of CTC). Stencils are used to cut a code into the frame of a bicycle.

The ADFC Oldenburg is engraving codes on bicycle frames which help to return recovered bikes to their rightful owners.

Look who got ADFC memobilia?

The ADFC (The German equivalent of CTC) has an office in Oldenburg stocked with maps, and other items for sale.

Cycle coding event hosted by ADFC (German equivalent of CTC). Stencils are used to cut a code into the frame of a bicycle. The code cut into the bike is cross-referenced to street.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways, see also #19102.

Oldenburg cycleways – campaigner's from Cambridge measuring dimensions. This street in Oldenburg is arranged left to right as: footway 3.5m, cycle parking 2.25m , cycleway / road 4m, cycle parking 2.25m, footway 3.5m. Motor vehicles a ... [more]

Participants on the Study Tour of Oldenburg and Bremen with Oldenburg's cycling officer measuring the width of the cycle track on Heiligengeiststraße, which is lined by "Oldenburg Stands" (proprietory improvement of the Sheffield Stand).

This street in Oldenburg is arranged left to right as: footway 3.5m, cycle parking 2.25m , cycleway / road 4m, cycle parking 2.25m, footway 3.5m. Motor vehicles are allowed early in the day and at night for deliveries.

Zigzag cycle stand. This should be easier to install and remove and less likely to flip over. These stands are bespoke for the City of Oldenburg: © "Stadt Oldenburg, Oliver Reiners" and are ideal to separate an area of slower traffic (pede ... [more]

Zigzag cycle stands taken out and FOLDED up (see #60894), to make space for the city centre fair. This should be easier to install and remove and less likely to flip over. These stands are bespoke for the City of Oldenburg: © "Stadt Oldenb ... [more]

Zigzag cycle stands taken out and FOLDED up (see #60894), to make space for the annual city centre fair. This should be easier to install and remove and less likely to flip over. These stands are bespoke for the City of Oldenburg: © "Stadt ... [more]

Zigzag cycle stands taken out and FOLDED up (see #60894), to make space for the annual city centre fair. This should be easier to install and remove and less likely to flip over. These stands are bespoke for the City of Oldenburg: © "Stadt ... [more]

Oldenburg cycleways - between the canal and the river Hunte.

Oldenburg cycleways alongside a canal.

Hilly parkland created by waste landfill at Oldenburg's former waste disposal site in Kreyenbrück. Unfortunately cycling is not permitted.

New track alongside the river Hunte at a nature reserve between the old river and canals.

New track alongside the river Hunte at a nature reserve between the old river and canals. Since the 1990s two bridge were built to make this area accessible for walking and cycling as well as a shorter cycleable link between the suburbs of ... [more]

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways – and a busy pedestrian street.

Oldenburg: a cycleway runs round the back of a bus stop.

Oldenburg cycleways – in this area some motor traffic lanes were removed and given back to a pedestrian area and cycleway.

Oldenburg bus information system

Oldenburg cycleways – a small pedestrian street – where bikes are restricted at certain times.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Study Tour participants at the Damm, a narrow road leading towards Oldenburg's castle and city centre.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal. Here it is returning to road level.

Video of a narrow lift bride in Oldenburg dating from 1927. The bridge provides an advanced green for cyclists to cross first once it is lowered. The system works with cameras to ensure that all cyclists are travelling over the bridge befor ... [more]

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal.

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal. When it is in the up position bikes can be wheeled up these stairs to cross on the footway section.

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal. When it is in the up position bikes can be wheeled up stairs to cross on the footway section.

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal. When it is in the up position bikes can be wheeled up stairs to cross on the footway section.

Oldenburg a lifting bridge over the canal. When it is in the up position bikes can be wheeled up these stairs to cross on the footway section.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg roadworks signage explicitly permits cyclists here.

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

Oldenburg cycleways

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