Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

No pedestrians allowed

One thing I like about Trier is that it's a very bicycle-friendly city, with lots of cycle paths and bike lanes, so you don't have to worry about getting into the (car) traffic when you're riding your bike.

This sign, 'pedestrians not allowed', is in front of a crossing leading towards the Römerbrücke, where one sidewalk is only for bicycles, the other one only for pedestrians.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous02:10

    Don't say that Trier is 'bicycle-friendly' - some months ago it has become known that many of the bike lanes painted in red actually are no bike lanes any more, as they do not comply with current rules for the width of bike lanes. You have to pay a fine if a police officer catches you cycling on such a red lane, as it now is an ordinary sidewalk with a different colour of tar. Only where you see the round blue sign with the bike, there is a real bike lane.

    And if you now say that's typically German: Right you are!


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