The Bicycle Observatory project was successfully completed at the end of September 2020. We tackled several research questions and achieved exciting results during the past 30 months. Formally, all tasks described in the project proposal were completed. However, lots of new questions arose, which will keep us busy for the time ahead.
Of course, the corona pandemic had a major influence on this project. Almost all activities that were planned for 2020 had to be adapted due to various restrictions. In retrospect, however, it can be stated that these adjustments contributed to significant innovations. We gained beneficial experience with digital communication and dissemination formats and reached many more experts through a web-based survey than it would have been possible with on site workshops.
Some results of the research have already been published successfully. Further scientific publications and conference contributions are currently in preparation. A brief summary of the main research steps and results will be published shortly on the funding agency’s website; it is available here (German language only) in advance.