The municipality of Lenggries is included in the "Cycling Offensive Climate Land Bavaria" funding program. This supports the construction of "cycle paths with an innovative character".
Lenggries – It's a long-cherished wish: a cycle path that leads from Sylvensteindamm to Fall and Vorderriss. The last time the Lenggries municipal council discussed the topic was two years ago – as well as an expansion in the direction of the Kaiserwacht. At the time, the decision was intended to draw the attention of the Weilheim State Building Authority "emphatically to the necessity of cycle path connections".
Minister of Transport Christian Bernreiter presents certificate
While a path between the dam and the fall is actually impossible due to lack of space, there is at least some movement in the further section from Fall: The municipality has slipped into the "Cycling Offensive Climate Land Bavaria" funding program. This supports municipalities in the construction of "cycle paths with an innovative character", on inter-municipal routes, in the forest or along railway lines. Of course, it will probably take some time before construction is carried out in the Lenggries case. Specifically, this is first of all about the promotion of a feasibility study for a cycle path from Fall to Wallgau. The corresponding certificate, which confirms the inclusion in the program, was accepted by Third Mayor Günter Haubner from Bavaria's Minister of Transport Christian Bernreiter.
Two years ago, it was already planned for this section to connect existing paths with each other through smaller measures. Discussions with the forestry and water management office would be necessary, among other things. "We are not in a position to do this in terms of personnel," says Martin Herda, head of department at the State Building Authority, when asked. The priority for the authority is the expansion of the everyday cycle path network in the district. "That's what we're focusing on." However, if the municipality wanted to promote a path with a tourist background and commission a study for it, it had been promised that the Free State would participate.
A further 17 projects included in the programme
The promotion of cycling is an important part of Bavarian transport policy, according to the press release of the Ministry of Transport. After the start in 2022, a further 17 projects have now been included in the programme. "The cycling offensive has got off to an excellent start, and the first projects are under construction," says Bernreiter. "I am very pleased that ten million euros will again be available in the budget in 2023." Bernreiter appeals to the municipalities to also apply for the other funding programmes of the Free State: "Together with our municipalities, we want to launch 2030 kilometres of new cycle paths in Bavaria by 1500," said the minister. "Recently, we have also been promoting the expansion of public field and forest paths that are important for cycling. Above all, this will give a boost to cycling in rural areas."
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