Like I said in the Part 1, I found the infrastructure in Berlin to be very good, cycling as an everyday activity for doing everyday things by ordinary people is well accommodated. Most streets will have separate bike lanes, busy roundabouts and intersections have separate bike lanes and light phasing which isn’t ridiculously inconvenient like in Sydney.
|Near Alexanderplatz and on many main streets,|
you're forced to share the bus lane.
|Trailers are quite popular|
|Many bike paths have their own|
mini sets of lights and buttons
|Bike lanes go behind the bus stops|
|Even when there is roadwork, they are considerate enough to|
detour the bike path as well, as opposed to just blocking it.
|Outside our apartment block they have little stands for quick stops|
Berlin was a great place to cycle around, the main part of the city isn’t too big and it is just easy to get around. You generally don’t have to worry too much about cycling, you just do it and get on with business which is great. On the Saturday night I was there, I cycled to a nightclub at about midnight and cycled back a few hours before sunrise, it was just so easy to do because the route was direct and it was no hassle at all. I cycled across the city to go look at a building, it took a while but it was generally very easy to do even on our crappy hire bikes. The city itself is amazing, the feel of the place is electric. I feels like it’s quite hard to describe but everyone is busy creating and making the city one of the most vibrant in Europe. I think I’m in love with this city and I want to move here!