Since the beginning of the 20th century, cycling has played a big part in the life of Berlin and Berliners. It still does: in Germany┬┤s capital there are 721 bikes per 1,000 residents and 13% of all Berliners, instead of using the car or the public transport, cycle through the city every day (most of them in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Pankow). 196 more words