The volume of cycling traffic in German cities continues to rise. However, more cycling traffic also means more conflicts with cyclists and more accidents involving cyclists. Cyclists account for one in eight fatalities and one in five serious injuries on German roads. To improve the safety of cycling and ensure that this improvement is sustained in the future, a wide variety of measures are required. On the one hand, the cycling infrastructure – preferably on the road itself – has to be designed in such a way that it can be used safely. On the other, it is necessary to improve behavior on the roads, compliance with the rules of the road and the consideration shown by and towards cyclists.

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