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Vienna Cyclists Ride through the Cold

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Winter biking
Velo-City 2013

Vienna has a rather impressive population of cyclists who ride through the cold and snow and are well supported by the city who has taken steps to ensure that Vienna will be traversable by bicycle all year long.

More and more cyclists in Vienna refuse to let the cold and wet winter weather discourage them. From 2010 to 2012, the number of cyclists at the permanent counting stations operated by the City of Vienna has been steadily on the rise.

To ensure that cycling remains an attractive mobility option throughout the year and that the number of cyclists in Vienna will continue to grow, the city’s cycle ways need to be practicable even in icy and snowy weather.

We have interviewed a representative of the City of Vienna to learn how the City Administration keeps the cycling network “going” even in the chilliest months. Stefan Langer of Municipal Department 48 (MA 48, Street Cleaning) reports on the work of his department and offers suggestions for winter cycling.


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