Bike Referendum Stuttgart. Rolling, just safe!

We push for the following 11 goals and demand the city of Stuttgart to implement them:

  1. Build 15 kilometers of safe bikeways per year along main roads
    The city of Stuttgart is creating new bikeways along roads with car speeds exceeding 30 km/h, separate from pedestrian and car traffic. Annually, the city builds at least 15 km of these. The width of the bikeways will correspond at least to the accepted minimum including the necessary security stripes.
  2. Transform 15 kilometers of side streets per year into attractive cycling roads
    Every year, the city of Stuttgart redesigns at least 15 km of side roads so that they become more attractive for cycling. On these roads, the city minimizes through-going traffic, e.g. through structural measures. Roads frequented by a large number of cyclists will be prioritized.
  3. Create main cycle routes for everyday and commuter traffic
    The city of Stuttgart adds at least 33 km per year of main cycle routes. These are laid out in the 2030 Transport Development Concept. The considered bicycle driving speed is 30 km/h.
  4. Eliminate dangerous areas for pedestrians and cyclists
    The city of Stuttgart immediately identifies and remedies dangerous areas found on and/or affecting bicycle infrastructure. After accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists, the city investigates the extent to which the infrastructure has increased the probability of the accident. Based on the knowledge gained, the city improves the affected infrastructure through construction measures in a timely manner.
  5. Improve safety of at least 31 junctions per year
    The city of Stuttgart redesigns at least 31 junctions per year. Structural measures are made to protect pedestrians and cyclists against turning vehicles. At traffic lights, the city sets up a priority flow for cyclists and pedestrians in such a way that both can cross the full intersection at once and not in intervals. Where possible the city also provides an undisturbed and clear view at junctions and driveways.
  6. Functional maintenance of existing cycling infrastructure
    The city of Stuttgart consistently clears bikeways and other cycling facilities from dirt, snow and obstacles. The main cycle routes are cleared on an equal footing with the main axes of motor vehicle traffic.
  7. Improve bike parking
    Within 3 years of the successful referendum, the city of Stuttgart triples (compared to 2018) the number of bike-parking spaces. New bicycle parking is installed in residential areas, at public transport stops and at cycling destinations. Wherever possible, bicycle parking possibilities offer protection against vandalism and theft.
  8. Promote cycling and cargo biking
    The city of Stuttgart launches campaigns and programs to promote cycling in everyday life. The city ensures that e-cargo-bikes are available for hire in every district of the city.
  9. Inform Stuttgart citizens about pedestrian and bicycle traffic
    The city of Stuttgart informs people about the rights and obligations of all traffic participants in mutual interaction. The main focus here would be on the most vulnerable traffic participants, these being pedestrians and cyclists.
  10. Annual report on bicycle traffic planning
    The city of Stuttgart publishes an annual report on the implementation status of these measures and presents it in a public event. The report monitors past development and makes suggestions on improved conditions for safe cycling.
  11. More resources for planning and implementation
    The city of Stuttgart creates personnel and organizational resources needed for the best possible implementation of the present goals.

    All translations have been made according to the best of our knowledge. Possible errors are excused.