There should be no "parking problems" for bicycle commuters to and from Rosenheim station in the future. Because in January 2016, the bicycle station directly at platform 1 went into operation and offers a total of 414 bikes a roofed accommodation.
The building is owned by the municipal real estate company GRWS, and the bicycle station is operated by Caritas. The costs amounted to 700,000 euros, whereby the bicycle station as a newly created extension of the former "Basa" building is only one part of the Caritas project. After completion, the building, which is located directly on the platform and was taken over from the railroad by GRWS, will also house a book cafe with an integrated workshop store as well as a day care center for mentally ill and handicapped people to provide daytime structural support.
A two-story parking system has been set up for cyclists, which can be operated easily and without great effort. For safety reasons, access with bicycles is only from Südtiroler Platz; without a bicycle, the parking garage can be both entered and exited from the platform at track 1. The parking fee is one euro per day, the monthly ticket costs 8.50 euros, and an annual ticket is available for 85 euros. By the way, you can pick up your vehicle around the clock thanks to the chip system.
In addition, Caritas offers services such as a bicycle workshop, bicycle recycling and a rental service. These services are available during core hours from Monday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The service, headed by Harald Radl, is run by mentally ill or otherwise handicapped people as part of an additional income project funded by the district of Upper Bavaria.
As part of the model project "Bicycle-friendly city", the possibility was already created in the 1980s in several one-way streets for cyclists to ride on bike paths or bike lanes against the one-way street (e.g. Heilig-Geist-Straße, Stollstraße, Gillitzerstraße, Reichenbachstraße), thus avoiding unnecessary detours.
Due to a change in the road traffic regulations, it is now also possible to allow bicycle traffic against the one-way direction even without a dedicated bicycle lane. This is simply indicated by appropriate signage and road markings. The regulation has been tested in various cities and has proven its worth.
Cycling against the one-way direction is allowed in the following streets:
- Am Esbaum
- Am Nörreut
- Am Stadtbach
- Dr.-Geiger street
- Flanders Street
- Papinstraße (partial section)
- Sedan Street
The road sections to which this regulation applies are signposted accordingly.
The fact that cyclists like to remain seated on their bikes while waiting at red lights is shown by the brightly polished spots on many traffic light poles. To make this waiting position more comfortable and also significantly safer for cyclists, there is the traffic light handle, which was developed in the city of Marl and introduced very successfully.
Rosenheim is the first Bavarian city to introduce the traffic light handle. It is used at several intersections in Äußere Münchener Straße and Rathausstraße.
The attractiveness of bicycle traffic, especially bicycle tourism and leisure traffic, is significantly improved by wayfinding. In cooperation with the ADFC and the public order office, the first stage of a signposting concept was developed and implemented. This includes updating and completing the signposting along the Mangfallradweg and the Inntalradweg within the city limits of Rosenheim as well as signposting from these bike paths to destinations in the city of Rosenheim.
The following destinations are included in the wayfinding:
- Long-distance destinations (e.g. Munich, Kufstein, Wasserburg).
- Neighboring towns (e.g. Großkarolinenfeld, Kolbermoor, Stephanskirchen)
- districts in Rosenheim (e.g. Happing, Fürstätt, Westerndorf St. Peter)
- important destinations in Rosenheim (e.g. city center, train station, hospital, police)
The wayfinding system consists of the following elements:
- Table signposts, which list important destinations with distance information
- Intermediate signposts, which clarify the course of the route
- Information boards that give an overview of the city of Rosenheim and important destinations.
The signposting is based on the "Merkblatt zur wegweisenden Beschilderung für den Radverkehr" of the FGSV and uses the color scheme "green on white", which is common in Bavaria. It thus enables a uniform appearance beyond the city limits.
Since the beginning of 2022, the city of Rosenheim has a new cycling officer, Olaf Fröhlich. With him, the interests of cyclists will continue to be taken into account. Fröhlich succeeds Eva-Maria Mayr, who gave up the office for private reasons.
Fröhlich would like to contribute "in order to give something back to his hometown with successful work". In his role as cycling commissioner, he wants to reconcile all the views of road users. It is necessary to know and understand the different needs in order to find good solutions. This is the only way to succeed in trying to do justice to everyone as far as possible. "Against each other, cyclists or car drivers against the rest, cannot be successful," says Fröhlich.
Olaf Fröhlich brings with him a whole catalog of ideas for making cycling in Rosenheim's urban area more attractive and safer. A particular concern of his is a campaign to be launched in the coming fall/winter to improve bicycle lighting and road safety, especially for schoolchildren's bicycles. He would also like to see separate parking facilities for e-bikes, improvements to traffic routes and cargo bikes for hire. "The goal here is always, where it makes sense and is possible, to bring mobility more to the bicycle," says the new cycling officer. Furthermore, measures from the cycling decision are also to be implemented quickly.
"If we can design and implement many things in the coming years and thereby get many people excited about cycling as an everyday mode of transport, this would be a win-win for individuals and for the city of Rosenheim," says Fröhlich.
Fröhlich, who came to Rosenheim 22 years ago from the Munich area, is 55 years old. The master trainer also rides his bike a lot in his free time and devotes himself to building model trains.
How to reach the cycling officer:
Olaf Fröhlich City of Rosenheim Königstraße 24 83022 Rosenheim Tel. 08031/365-1603 firstname.lastname@example.org