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Within its work for refugees with a main focus on cycling courses, the German Cyclists' federation compiled the most important rules for bike rides on German streets and translated them into various languages. Already completed are six versions which awakened huge interest in Germanys' cities and municipalities.
Based on a German countrywide city-survey, as well as on literature investigation, a total of 17 "Shared Space" case-studies (of which three from Switzerland) were selected for detailed investigation. Further analyzes comprise traffic counts, speed measurements, and video recordings over a period of 12 hours.
Negotiations between the Parliament and the Council to allow more aerodynamic and safer HGVs were officially approved by the European Parliament.
The test, which has been successfully conducted since 2013 will be extended, after consultation with the Federal Road Office (ASTRA). The insights from Basel should serve to consider a Swiss-wide extension.
Suggestions made by the German Council on Jurisdiction in Traffic are non-binding. However they are often recognized and implemented by the legislative authorities. Concerning cyclists, Germany has only a limit for absolute driving unfitness, so far: Cyclists, reaching the 1.6 per mill limit, commit an offense. For changing that situation, the German Council on Jurisdiction followed a suggestion, made by the German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC).
Since 2013, experiments focus on two solutions for cycling friendly traffic lights facilities: permitting cyclists to turn right during the red phase and street crossing together with the pedestrians during their green period. The results are generally positive. Hence the Department for Building and Transport will request a change in traffic law from the Federal Roads Office. Thereby, the pilot test solutions can be implemented permanently.
For cyclists, it is not mandatory to wear a helmet. Not wearing a helmet does not lead to a reduction in financial claims due to contributory negligence.
The manual is a guide for the implementaion of attractive mountain-bike trails and contains aspects about tourism, environment protection, and administrative competences.
The translation aims to disseminate successful practices and experiences in planning and designing safe and comfortable solutions for cyclists.
With publication in the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) No. 43 of 31th July 2013 entered the Forty-eighth street traffic regulations in force, including the revised paragraph 1 of Section 67 of the road traffic licensing regulations.
The new clause 1, paragraph 3 of the Road Traffic Act came into force on 21 June 2013.
On the 1th April 2013 the new road traffic regulations came into force. One of their objectives is to reduce "sign clutter". In addition, improved regulations governing cycling will provide more safety.
The Swiss Federal Council has set new rules for electric bicycles that allow for 500 Watt motors instead of the current 250 Watt.
United States Department of Transportation - Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation - Regulations and Recommendations
The number of people choosing to cycle to and from work jumped 26 percent from last year, says a City transportation study released Monday.
London Cycling Campaign (LCC) successes against a law that, had it been passed, would have allowed council contractors to remove without notice bicycles chained to railings even if they were not an obstruction or abandoned.
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