First place in the campaign City Cycling 2019: More than 35,000 kilometers ridden


Team GSI has achieved a great success in this year’s city cycling campaign and has reached first place in the team ranking. A total mileage of 35,049 kilometers was covered. A total of 142 employees from GSI, FAIR and externals took part in city cycling as team GSI. The kilometers travelled avoided the emission of 4.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Second and third places were taken by "Merck fährt Rad" (32,057 kilometers) and the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (13,190 kilometers).

This year's result of team GSI once again is a clear improvement on the very successful last years: In 2018 there were 102 cyclists in the GSI team who had covered 25,766 kilometers and reached second place. In 2017, a team of 67 cyclists with more than 15,000 kilometers already achieved first place.

The winning prizes for the best teams and individual cyclists were awarded during the Bicycle Action Day on the market square in Darmstadt by Barbara Akdeniz, head of the environmental department. The prizes for the winning teams were vouchers for a joint visit to the climbing forest in order to strengthen the team spirit.

Over 1400 people in 85 teams took part in the 21-day campaign in May and June. During this period, they covered a total of 285,809 kilometers, thus avoiding 41 tonnes of CO2 compared with driving a car. "I am delighted that so many cyclists have again taken part in city cycling and have thus set an example for the high significance of cycling in Darmstadt," explained environmental department head Akdeniz during the award ceremony. In the coming year, the city of Darmstadt wants to participate in city cycling again. (BP)

More information

Website of the campaign City Cycling

Website of the City of Darmstadt (in German)