Munich is the third largest city in Germany and is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. Situated on the banks of River Isar and north of the Bavarian Alps, the city is mostly flat and has easy access to the mountains. The summers are warm, but the winters are quite cold, usually bringing snow to the city.
Munich is setting the standard for other German cities. The Bavarian capital has a high modal share, continuosly increasing commuter ridership and the organizational means to accomplish their goals. The city has extensive marketing, several yearly events, and a growing infrastructure network to get citizens out of their car and on a bicycle. Currently, children mostly go to school by either walking or as a passenger in a car. This is one area that Munich could improve upon, to start the habit of cycling at a young age. Organizing advocacy groups, and bicycle promotion in school could increase children riding their bicycle.
Modal split of cycling: 17%
Average length of trips made within the city: Less than 5km