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Innsbruck is Austria’s new cycling capital (Austria)

By Sarah Martens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Almost one in four daily trips is made by bike in the Tyrolean capital. Over the past ten years, the share for bike traffic has increased from 13% to 23%. At the same time car use has decreased from 42% to 33%. This is according to a survey conducted by VCÖ, the Austrian Traffic Club.
Many measures and campaigns have been carried out in recent years in Innsbruck to encourage people to shift from the car to the bicycle. The city invested in better cycling infrastructure and built several new safe and weather-protected bicycle parking facilities. Additionally, awareness raising campaigns have been carried out, including “Shopping By Bike”. The public transport provider of the city allows bicycles in its vehicles without additional costs to the passenger.

The provincial capital with the next largest share of bicycle trips at 20% is Bregenz in the western province of Vorarlberg, followed by Graz and Salzburg, both with 18%.

Source: VCO (in German)
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