Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

How to Integrate Cycling with Other Modes?

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To systematically promote cycling within the framework of an integrated transport policy, we must improve the links connecting cycle paths to other modes of transport. This is especially important at interchanges – locations where passengers change from one transport mode to another. 

While some progress has been made, there are still many barriers to forming integrated transport chains. 

Solutions and actions:

  • Integrate stations and interchanges into the cycle network
  • Provide services for renting, borrowing, or dispatching cycles at stations and other interchanges 
  • Include cycle parking in the the design of railway stations, bus-stops, and interchanges  
  • Develop bike-sharing facilities
  • Include dedicated section on public transport for cyclists to stow their bikes
  • Offer information services


Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing (2002). National Cycling Plan 2002-2012. Ride your bike! Measures to Promote Cycling in Germany