07 Apr New regulations for bicycle riders
With the 30 StVO amendment, some changes for the bicycle traffic came into force on 1 April 2019. The most important changes are:
Zipper system for all: In the case of cycle paths that merge into the roadway, cyclists were previously obliged to wait in front of car traffic. Now they have equal rights and are allowed to join the flow of traffic.
Priority: If cyclists ride on a cycle lane parallel to flowing traffic, they will have priority over vehicles turning right. Until now they had to wait.
Cycling tickets from the age of nine: Cycling tickets can be purchased from the age of nine and no longer from the age of 10.
You can find more detailed information on the cycling lobby page at