Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

How to Integrate Cycling with Other Modes?


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