Stuttgart has set an aspiring goal when it comes to mobility on two wheels: the long term, the bicycle comprise 20 percent of all traffic. Continuously the capital works on the expansion of the cycle path network and new services that make cycling more attractive:
“180 km cycling routes are available at present – more than twice as much as 20 years ago.”
The route planning is a breeze with the online Radroutenplaner.
Bike & Ride offers, bicycles or bicycle service stations at stations make public transport attractive for cyclists.
An extensive call-a-bike network is in the downtown districts and Bad Cannstatt available.
In a scale that is unique in Germany, a fleet of rental bikes is offered with electric support in Stuttgart since 2011. With this pedelec the topography of the city is no longer a problem with up to 300 meters height difference.
In the mobility consulting the Environment Agency can rent bicycle lockers, check the bicycle rental or bed & bike trails and check for Radttouren. Bicycle cards are available in m-point in the King’s Road.
The mobility advice of city of Stuttgart offers a complete service in world travel and transport among other important information:
- Route planning from house to house
- Public transport and timetables
- Organizing carpools
- Courses to save fuel
- Excursions and hiking routes
A major concern of the mobility advice as part of the Environmental Protection Agency is to make mobility in Stuttgart as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible.
Stuttgart has a vast network of cycle paths not only in the city, it is worthwhile to use the bicycle, and the outer boroughs around the valley which are ideal for recreational use on two wheels. There are, for example, the year-round navigable, well-signposted Radel-Thon-track that was initiated by the former Amerika Haus. The circuit extends over 83 kilometers but it is of course also possible to drive individual stages. But the further afield Stuttgart has to offer numerous charms for cyclists; whether much along the Neckar river, through woods or passing locks, can be wonderfully explored on bike.
Combined with public transport to offer such a variety of different tours. Who prefer cycling in society, also has the opportunity to register for guided tours, as offered, for example, the association Friends of Nature wheel group Stuttgart.
As further guidance, there are various official cycling maps.
Bicycle and train
“Bike & Ride” is the practical combination of bicycle and public transport. A number of services makes it easier to move forward in Stuttgart by bike.
Bicycles are allowed in urban and suburban trains at no additional cost but restrictions only applied during rush hours.