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Lots of people roam the streets of Berlin each day and night, some on foot and some on bicycle and  it happens more often than not, that pedestrians end up walking in the bike lanes and consequently getting hit by a bike.

Berlin is one of the few capital cities where the bike lane, symbol system and rules get the thumbs up. Riding a bicycle is as easy as walking on the street, or should I say easier. On some Berlin streets the bike lane is part of the car lane, but there are plenty of others, where bicyclers and pedestrians “walk” a shoulder to shoulder for a fraction of a second.

There are signs at the begining of the lanes or along the way that show where the bike lane exactly is and which directions bike should be moving towards. However,  many bike riders simply don’t follow the one direction rule and your best bet to stay safe is to simply look around and preferably both ways.

The first month I got to Berlin, I though the bike lane was designated for me. I “almost” got hit by virtually every second bike out there. Usually, the pedestrian walks are divided into two lanes, one of which is a bike line. Bikers ride fast and if you are not sure if you are in the bike lane or not, then you probably are and you should move away as quick as you can.

If you see a couple of lost people, joyfully walking on a side of a bike lane, pleas don’t follow them, but may be share your knowledge of Berlin’s bike and pedestrian “rules”  you’ve just learned about.

Hello Berlin explorers, I am Tia (short for Teodora, 28) and I am very excited to share my unique and local experience of this amazing city. I've lived all over the German capital and I am a big fan of each and every borough. I hope, through my reviews, you will get to experience the true Berlin and become a fan as well.