Bicycles have been experiencing a real boom in Germany for some years now. Increasingly entrenched environmental awareness, congested roads, parking problems and better bicycle models (especially with electric motors) have massively increased the popularity of the good old iron horse in the recent past.
The share of road users on two wheels is growing in cities and rural areas. The growing share of bicycle traffic in the total traffic volume is desirable and worthy of support due to its positive aspects for the environment and climate. Cities benefit from better air quality and a better quality of life.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Hans Reinerth is project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. Reinerth has been involved with factory planning methods for over 20 years and advises companies. What factors determine the planning, and what should one be aware of in a project? Our interview.
Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular – their market development in the past five years is a prime example of the potential triumph of electro-mobility. On the one hand, this fits in quite well with the growing importance of the bicycle and fuels it. On the other hand, one must also learn to rethink.
Aluminium is a very special material. The metal conveys intrinsic value and is ideal for providing a framework for out-of-home advertising media. With its technical appearance and noble simplicity, it embodies the spirit of our time particularly well. Furthermore, aluminium retains its value extremely well and is easy to transport.
Where politics still partially fails, big companies have already stepped in: e-mobility enjoys increasingly high priority in everyday life and that’s exactly what companies like ALDI recognise. Their new concepts increase the interest in e-mobility and promote infrastructure. But how?