Are the red stripes in kulmbach at all bicycle lanes?

Are the red stripes in kulmbach at all bicycle lanes?

The other day on kulmbach’s streets. At the ertl crossing: a car driver honks like blod because the cyclist in hardenbergstrabe changes from the red stripe to the left lane in order to get into the left turn lane to the war memorial. The cyclist refrains from giving his middle finger. Or in the wilhelm-meubdoerffer-strabe/near schauer-crossing: there the cyclist changes to the strabe because the red stripe is about to end and the cyclist might then have to vanish into thin air. "The red one is the cycle path", calls the very clever co-driver still. So: in color theory he gets a one.

Like asphalt cowboys

This is what you experience every day as a cyclist in kulmbach. But not when you’re a city councilor and you drive into town and sit around in the town hall because it’s a city council meeting. Kulmbach was, politically intended, made car-friendly, and so many asphalt cowboys feel like bosses in the car city: the street belongs to me!

This brings us to the heart of the matter (goethe, after all): kulmbach not only needs a cycle path concept, after once again receiving poor marks in the test of the german bicycle club (ADFC), but first and foremost two things. First: something has to change in the heads of car drivers – no more mia-san-mia on four wheels, get off the gas, be more careful and show more respect. Second (and just as important): city councillors must cycle to the town hall. Because it does not hurt if you also know what you are supposed to do in the future.

Ends in nirvana

And to the passenger with the super-teacher-like attitude: the red stripes are by no means bike lanes in the sense of the traffic regulations, but so-called protective lanes without compulsory use. In kulmbach, the colored road surfaces also have the property that they cause more confusion and usually end in nirvana.

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