Munich's historic old city petition hits target for referendum

Graphic showing the current challenge riders have in cycling around Munich’s historic Altstadt (Image: Radentscheid München)

Cycling pressure group Radentscheid München today announced that the first of two June citizens’ petitions had gathered the necessary number of signatures, in a quick-fire three months. Münchners still have another week to sign the Altstadt-Radlring petition before it closes.

The petition, which runs alongside the more ambitious petition for a comprehensive and safer cycle infrastructure across Munich, aims to push the city council into creating a good-quality cycle path around the Altstadt, the historic inner city. In a press release, Sonja Haider, a Radentscheid’s spokesperson,  stressed that the ‘Altstadt-Radlring was only the first stage. Now we need a city-wide massive improvement for cycling, especially safe cycle paths for all road users.’

Both petitions close on 30 June and they will be celebrated by a major demonstration entitled Radl-Ringdemo that will see perhaps thousands of cyclists descend on the city to show their support.

See the official website for more information, including how to sign and also to join the demo (11-2 o’clock at Theresienwiese – see map below).