The Max Planck Institute rode a race again

Cycling enthusiasts at the institute in Münster join the CITY CYCLING campaign of the Climate Alliance collected 4.875 kilometres for climate protection and the promotion of cycling

May 25, 2021

This year, cycling enthusiasts from the Max Planck Institute once again took part in the Climate Alliance's CITY CYCLING campaign and pedalled hard to cycle as many kilometres as possible over 21 days. Many employees already cycle, whether to work or to go shopping. Not only from within the city, but also from the surrounding area, employees commute to the institute by bike. Some colleagues regularly cycle to Münster from Albachten, Telgte, Senden or Ostbevern. By cycling a total of 4.875 kilometres, 21 Max Planck employees saved 716,6 kg CO2 and achieved rank 69 (from 358 teams) in Münster.

In the period from June 5 to 25, participants cycled as many everyday journeys as possible in a climate-friendly way in order to make a contribution to climate protection and perhaps also win something. Or simply to discover the fun of cycling.

The City of Münster took part in the CITY CYCLING campaign for the second time this year and will continue to do so in the future. This is because the City of Münster wants to motivate as many Münster residents as possible to use their bicycles and thus make a further contribution to climate protection. Approximately 6,500 Münster residents took part in the campaign this year, cycling more than 1.4 million kilometres together and thereby setting a clear example for cycling, climate protection and quality of life.

Via the STADTRADELN app, cyclists can also submit RADar! reports and inform their own municipality directly about potholes, risky traffic routing and other problems with the cycling infrastructure.

With its international competition CITY CYCLING, the Climate Alliance invites all citizens and members of local parliaments to pedal and set an example for increased promotion of cycling. The campaign aims to sensitise citizens for cycling in everyday life and to introduce the topics of bicycle use and bicycle traffic planning more strongly into the local parliaments.

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