As the CDU parliamentary group proposes in an application for the main and finance committee, Bocholt should also take part in the city cycling campaign this year. The city councilors cite the variety in everyday Corona life and the high importance of cycling throughout the city as the reason.
So far, Bocholt has taken part in the city cycling campaign every two years. Most recently, the Bocholters cycled over 400.000 kilometers again last year and then reported them. As in 2015 and 2018, the city thus achieved one of the top places in the category of cities with between 50.000 and 100.000 inhabitants. “This is a great result”, say the CDU city councilors Markus Schürbüscher, Michael Wiesmann and Rainer Venhorst and explain: “Bocholt is a bicycle city. The bicycle shapes the overall image of our entire city! The mobility concept also shows that we want to promote and improve bicycle traffic more and more in the future. "
In the past few months and also currently, many leisure activities have been closed due to the corona pandemic. “Many citizens will therefore go on bike excursions in the fresh air. For this reason, taking part in the city cycling campaign again is a very good option, ”said Schürbüscher, Wiesmann and Venhorst. The three city councilors also propose to combine the start of the campaign with the opening of the sunken bridge in the KuBAaI area: “The sunken bridge is a sign of the high priority that cycling enjoys in our city. With the opening, the start of a renewed participation in city cycling could be perfectly combined. We are sure that many Bocholt residents will again take part with great pleasure and that Bocholt will achieve a very good result! "