Cycling Infrastructure in 10 Days: A Guide to Temporary bike lanes from Berlin

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The Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg was one of the first cities to implement temporary infrastructure to facilitate safer and more comfortable cycling in reaction to these changing mobility patterns. We are proud to have supported Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in the development of these measures and were asked by the district to produce this guidebook. This guide provides a good foundation for planning safe, temporary infrastructure that can be implemented almost immediately in towns and cities that do not currently offer enough space for cyclists. It serves as inspiration to cities worldwide that want to do something, but don’t know how to start.

As an early adopter in fully implementing temporary cycling facilities in response to distancing measures set in place during the Corona crisis, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg wanted to share their process with other cities to help them achieve similar outcomes. Members of the Office for Roads and Green Spaces engaged Mobycon to support them in documenting the process of creating a series of temporary bike lanes in just ten days.

The resulting guide, originally published in German, outlines 11 steps to developing a temporary network in just 10 days, including a clear process, visual examples of how to adapt the existing street, and the basic principles to follow when developing a network of cycling facilities both temporarily and more permanently in the future.

The guide, Making Safe Space for Cycling in 10 Day – A guide to temporary bike lanes from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, is available for download, and our team is happy to answer any questions for cities looking to implement similar measures in their community. For more information please contact Lennart Nout.

Pour le version Française, Créer un espace protégé pour le vélo en 10 jours: Un manuel des pistes cyclables temporaires inspiré par Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, cliquez IÇI.