Bicycling in Leipzig
Bicycles are not only popular as recreational and sporting equipment, but also as a practical daily means of transportation. In the city centre, it is not only the fastest means of getting from one point to another, but the one that best contributes to Leipzig's climate control efforts.
In the long run, the percentage of those who use bicycles as a means of transportation in Leipzig needs to increase. To this end, efforts are constantly being undertaken to improve the safety and attractiveness of Leipzig's bike lanes, as well as to improve services related to cycling.
Bicycle Rental Stations
nextbike's bicycle rental stations in Leipzig. The bicycle rental operation is a cooperative effort on the part of the Leipzig Transport Authority (LVB), the Leipzig Municipal Utility Company (Stadtwerke Leipzig) and nextbike. Many nextbike stations can be found in the vicinity of LVB stops in Leipzig. At www.nextbike.de, there is an overview of exactly where available rental bicycles are located and ready to be put into service.
Leipzig’s "Project Bike Stands" (Leipziger Bügel)
Leipzig's "Project Bike Stands" has, in the past few years, provided more and more bicycle parking spaces. In the city centre alone, more than 1000 such bike stands have been put in place. With the renovations of the Leipzig University on the Augustusplatz, two bicycle parking garages with 600 to 1000 spaces were constructed. At the Knauthain train station, four "bicycle boxes" have been installed for bicycle parking. The installation of bicycles stands of the make "Leipziger Bügel" can be requested through the Transportation and Civil Engineering Office, which will also take over the planning, construction and ongoing maintenance of the stands.