"RIDE A BIKE! Reclaim the City" 21 April to 2 September 2018 at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum


Designing public spaces well is a central task for urban planners and landscape architects. And they are joined on their already cramped stage by yet another agent: traffic planning. Bicycle traffic plays a central, connective role in the work done by all three and can provide the key to success. In order to maintain and improve the quality of life in the cities, where densities are increasingly rising and space used all the more intensively, more space is required on streets and squares, more green and more open spaces.

Monk Mackenzie Architects: Lightpath – Te Ara I Whiti, Auckland/Neuseeland, 2016  © Foto: Monk Mackenzie Architects

The exhibition shows what an urban development needs to look like if it is to help persuade yet more people to get on their bike in the future. Projects from all across the world make the case for gently Reclaiming the City. The focus is on selected cities such as Copenhagen, New York or Oslo – these show how the path towards a more sustainable and social city can lead via planning a bicycle-friendly one.

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