The urban bike magazine

Politics & Urban planning

33rd StVO amendment: Finally improvements for cycling?

The years of lagging behind compared to other European countries are now finally to be partially made up for. An important step in the right direction for more safety for cyclists will be taken in autumn. Changes such as a legally defined minimum overtaking distance, a green arrow for cyclists at traffic lights and side-by-side cycling are just a few examples in the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO), which will come into force on the 1st of October 2022. Is this the long awaited starting signal for safe cycling in Austria? We provide you with an overview of those regulations that, in our opinion, are the most important and beneficial for cycling in the future.