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Kesselrollen – Let the good times roll | VAUDE

December 4, 2019


I’m Anne Pelzer and I have a small shop, it’s called Hyggelig Bikes, and I sell electric cargo bikes in Stuttgart. I’m Gerhard Wollnitz, I live in Stuttgart. I’m Alban, Alban Manz. I come from Stuttgart. For my 14th birthday I got a blue Peugeot road bike. I really took good care of it and I loved this bike, and it made a lot possible for me – also in terms of distance. And I think it’s what made me become a die-hard cyclist. For some people, it seems to be important to be able to park right in front of the café and then drink their coffee. What’s stupid is that only two or three can do it, then the complete area is filled with three cars and all the rest… have to look for a space. To get around in the city, you need something like a network, every car has a road system available and when you ride your bike, of course you can use these streets too but what you really need is a degree of protected space, a bike lane – especially on streets where speeds are higher, like 40 or 50 km/h you need some protected space for cyclists which doesn’t exist yet. So if you want to talk about a network you can really only talk about the holes in this network. I’ve had the feeling, and I still have the feeling that there are a lot of cyclists – more than you actually see or realize are in the city, and they just need to be seen. That’s why there’s the Critical Mass, which takes place once a month and all cyclists meet up. And this is great because then you really notice: Wow. There are really a lot. Using it to draw attention and ideally, to advertise for biking and to show how great and easy it can be to ride in the city.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Miki Nikki May 29, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Gut gemacht!

  • Reply Udo Goetz May 31, 2017 at 8:14 am

    TOP !

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