According to the police, around 3,600 people took part in rainy weather – significantly fewer than the 16,000 participants expected.
Cyclists met at around 20 starting points in the morning in Neumünster and Stade, in Wedel, Glinde or elsewhere. In some places, in Mölln or in Buxtehude, a bicycle service was organized in advance. The participants started up
Goal: Traffic turnaround with less car traffic
On the third Sunday in June, cyclists have been protesting nationwide for years for a traffic turnaround with less car traffic and better conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. The focus this year was on faster and better expansion of cycle paths in Hamburg and all of northern Germany. However, some of the participants only want car-free Sundays when cyclists own the streets.
The bicycle rally has been held in Hamburg since 1995. “We are very pleased to be able to give many people the opportunity to get involved in the bicycle city of Hamburg again this year,” said Ulf Brüggmann from the board of the sponsoring association Mobil ohne Auto Nord.