Cycling routes

Hamburg's cycle paths unite

Getting from A to B as quickly as possible on Hamburg's cycle routes

Thanks to the network of fourteen long-distance cycle routes, you can get safely through everyday life in the Hanseatic city – regardless of wind, rain, and time of day. The routes are being further expanded and increasingly run along cycle paths away from main roads. In addition to everyday destinations, the cycle routes also connect leisure destinations and invite you to discover the unknown areas and neighbourhoods of the city.

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Cycle routes become the heart of cycling in Hamburg

In many places, Hamburg's cycle paths still consist of individual sections. These are finished cycle lanes, cycle lanes running along roads and cycle paths next to pavements. The aim of the cycle routes called "Velorouten" is to connect these sections into a seamless network of paths. Wherever possible, they use 30 km/h speed zones. Today, about 70% of the sections already run on secondary routes. Their extensive expansion is in full swing. 

The "Velorouten" are thus to become the heart of Hamburg's cycling – for more comfortable and speedy mobility in the Hanseatic city. Individual districts are perfectly connected by the cycle routes and thus make it possible to experience the different districts of the city in the fastest and most cycle-friendly way. From the kindergarten to the playground and then via the fastest route to the ice cream parlour: The most comfortable way from A to B for young and old.

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Since 2016, the "Alliance for Cycling" has already initiated a variety of measures to ensure that cyclists can cycle on connected routes in the future and access other means of transport via seamless connections. The cycle routes are the key to these goals: Safe and easy to use all year round, they are intended to encourage young and old to cycle and to pave the way for Hamburg residents to cross their city by bike at their own pace over long or short distances.

„We will invest more than 100 million euros to expand the cycling network." Kirsten Pfaue, Cycling coordinator for the city of Hamburg

Cycling on wide, flat paths. Accompanied by the steady hum of the wheels. Cyclists wish for this pleasant cycling experience: cruising through Hamburg and enjoying the surroundings in a relaxed manner at a steady pace. The "Velorouten" will make this cycling experience more accessible in the future: 14 citywide routes with a total length of approx. 280 km. Click here for an overview of the individual cycle routes.

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