Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The most bicycle-friendly small towns in Germany are in the Münsterland.

Wettringen in the Steinfurt district took first place in the new ranking of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) in the category of cities with less than 20,000 inhabitants, as the ADFC announced on Tuesday.

In second place, Reken, is also followed by a city in the Münsterland.

And the small towns of Heek, Olfen and Schöppingen are among the top 10 in this category.

The much-praised “bicycle city” of Münster came in second behind Karlsruhe among cities with up to 500,000 inhabitants.

Of the 14 metropolises in Germany, Cologne has the worst reputation among cyclists.

The NRW state capital Düsseldorf achieved at least eighth place among the cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants.

In the last three places, however, are Essen, Dortmund and Cologne.

The three most bicycle-friendly cities in Germany are Bremen, Hanover and Frankfurt / Main.

The "bicycle climate" test, which is carried out every two years in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Transport, is not representative, but is considered a barometer of sentiment.

In NRW alone, more than 60,000 people took part in the online survey this year - around 20,000 more than in 2019. The questions covered, among other things, the cyclist's feeling of safety, conflicts with pedestrians or drivers, or the quality of cycle paths .


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