The BERNARD Gruppe presents  the feasibility study for a direct bike connection between Otterfing and Gmund, a “lighthouse project for the region”, to the municipalities concerned.

The feasibility study examined the possible course of a direct cycle link in accordance with the quality standards to be met. The preferred variant, agreed with the municipalities concerned, runs for the most part along the B 318 as a roadside footpath and cycle path with a width of 3.50 m. The creation of a green strip between the carriageway and footpath and cycle path with a width of 0.75 m to 1.75 m is proposed as a safety separation strip. The recommended construction measures to achieve the quality standards include crossing aids, relocation of public transport stops and interventions in nature. Nature conservation has already been closely involved, so that comparatively few trees and woody plants would have to be felled in the preferred variant. The estimated costs of eleven million euros for the entire link are largely the responsibility of the federal government and the Free State. This important link will provide a fast, direct connection for bicycle traffic. In addition, a connection will be created to the high-speed cycle link to Munich.

Vanessa Platz, BERNARD Gruppe