WARSAW: The Polish market for bicycles and e-bikes expanded by approximately 10% this year. Obviously the relatively short and mild winter contributed to the popularity of bicycles this year, but there is more.
The number of cyclists, especially commuters, has been showing a significant growth in the past years.
It is obvious when strolling the street of Polish cities but also confirmed by the Polish Cycle Association (PSR, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Rowerowe). Cycling is enjoying increasing popularity. One of the main reason for this development in bicycles usage is time saving.
Warsaw has a staggering number of cars. There are twice as many registered cars per 1,000 inhabitants than in Berlin. If you add the thousands of cars entering the city every morning, you can imagine the traffic chaos and lengthy jams. But cycling in Poland’s big cities is still an activity for the daring, despite the improving network of cycle ways.
Nonetheless the number of cyclists, especially women, is increasing.