Munich Cycling Night 2016

Munich offers a lot - even more when cycling. In order to progress, we have to keep moving forward

About Munich

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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.


Population icon
1,539,298 Population
Amount of cyclists icon
9.2k/day Amount of cyclists
(on busiest route)
Car ownership rate icon
527 Car ownership rate
(cars per 1000 residents)
City area<
311 km² City area
Length of cycle network icon
942 km Length of cycle network


Cycling solutions

As a Cycling Capital in Handshake, Munich has expertise in a wide range of cycling solutions. The city's activities focus on developing and improving its cycle network even further. Munich will mentor several cities in Handshake and will also provide knowledge and good practice examples for others to follow.



Sonja Kämmler

Implerstraße 9

sonja.kaemmler [at]

+49 89 233 39972

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This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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