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The first heated bike bridge: The latest from dpa trends – mobility

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Cyclists are enjoying new levels of luxury in one German city, where a heated bike bridge – possibly the world’s first – has been unveiled. But what’s the point in heating a bike bridge? Toasty tyres? Warm feet if you need to dismount to tie a shoelace? Designers say bridges like these will remove the possibility of ice and snow in cold conditions, making cycling safer and more comfortable in all kinds of weather. At the same time, it rules out the need for salt in winter, something that destroys steel bridges over time. A story on this bizarrely sensible piece of infrastructure is among the l…

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