With more than 1.5 million residents and an additional 360,000 commuters making their way into the city from the surrounding communities on a daily basis, Munich is the main urban centre of Bavaria. Strong economic and population growth is expected over the next ten years. Munich offers a lively urban mixture of living, working, and everyday amenities as well as leisure and recreational facilities. Topographical conditions in Munich are ideal for cycling as the city is mostly flat. Since most of the trips are shorter than 5 km, Munich is considered a “city of short journeys.”
Main cycling challenges
The main challenge is to improvement traffic safety for vulnerable groups, cyclists in particular. Furthermore the workflow between political decision makers and the administration should be improved.