Thinking of biking and taking the train to work? That’d be a terrific idea if you didn’t need to spend time looking for a spot to park your bike at the station. We’re working with city governments to remove this barrier. Together with the German Ministry for the Environment we´ve launched the Bike+Ride program. 100,000 more parking spots for bikes at rail stations will be added across Germany by the end of 2022.
Deutsche Bahn is offering parts of its own property to governments in cities and towns to add these spots rent free. DB is reviewing locations to determine their suitability and is also helping procure bike parking systems. The German Ministry for the Environment has provided subsidies that will be used to finance the program.
These new spots will help ease the transition to bicycling for commuters – a win for climate protection.
New bike parking has already been added at the stations in Aschaffenburg, Hof and Sinsheim. Bicyclists can use the roughly 220 new spots at no cost. The modern dual-level and inverted U-style rack systems are certified by Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrradclub e. V. (ADFC), a German bicycle advocacy group. An additional 220 parking spots for bicyclists will be added in Fulda.