Made as an intended benefit to commuting cyclists, the route will connect cities of Germany along a 60 mile stretch. It will include cities such as Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm as well as taking abandoned railways and turning them into part of the bike path.
In most places, the path will be around 4 meters wide (13 feet.) It also includes passing lanes, overpasses and underpasses, will have its own streetlights, and will be cleared of snow in the winter time. It will be just like a road for cars, but bikes only.
One of the groups working on the project predicts this bike path will take about 50,000 cars off the road each day. 2 million people live only 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the path, so they hope this will give more people the opportunity to swap a car for a bike and ride to work.
But this isn’t the only place planning on having one of these bike superhighways. London has approved for one earlier this year, making it the first European one. Others are also in the works in the Netherlands and Denmark