Sustainable, Locale, Climat-positive

urb-x as a system is designed to fulfill highest sustainability standards

  • Construction: Use of regrowing or sustainable produced materials (over 90% of the used material is wood)

  • Operation: urb-x tracks produce up to 10 times more energy than they use

  • Social responsibility: Use of as much local material and labour as possible

  • Multi-use of existing traffic space reduces space usage of traffic

urb-x tracks aim for a strong local embedding

  • Use of local wood and local suppliers

  • Local assembly of key components in temporary locally installed workshop

  • Use of local labor in planning, assembly and construction

  • Short transportation routes

  • Active contribution to noise reduction in neighborhoods

urb-x provides an active contribution to counter climate change

  • First significant climate neutral traffic infrastructure

  • Integrated solar cells provide more energy than used

  • An urb-x network provides clear incentive to change commuting to the bicycle

  • Significantly less sealing of natural ground.

  • Limit heating of sealed areas by shadowing them.

Significant CO2 savings

  • 95% of the volume and 70% of the total weight of the track consists of renewable raw materials (primarily wood)

  • >95% of the raw materials used are recyclable

  • The construction of a Bike Highway using the urb-x system saves approx. 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per kilometre compared to the traditional construction method (steel or steel-concrete).

  • A raised construction method uses 80-85% less land than a ground-level realisation

  • Wood as the main raw material can be sourced regionally and causes less transport costs and increases local added value

Substantial Safety Gains

Grosses Umsteigepotenzial

  • Living, working and leisure are growing together. Both younger and older people appreciate the city thanks to its short distances.

  • The car is losing much of its importance in the city

  • Megatrend 15-minute city (all places within 15 minutes by bike)

  • The lack of parking spaces means that employers only provide parking spaces for employees with long commutes to work

  • Cities promote cargo bikes. These are experiencing annual growth rates of over 70%

  • Schools and universities lead to a lot of bicycle traffic

  • Leisure traffic and nightlife as a cycling booster


  • Depending on its orientation, an urb-x track produces up to 300 MWh of electricity per year by means of PV modules integrated into the railing.

  • Approximately 40 MWh of electricity is required per year for heating, lighting, signalling and control technology.

  • The track produces between 5-8 times as much electricity as it consumes itself

  • The PV modules are integrated into laminated glass and provide an attractive, semi-transparent appearance

  • The electricity produced by the PV modules is processed in the support elements with an inverter so that it can be fed into the grid of the energy supplier.

Einfache Wartung - Wiederverwendbarkeit

  • The replacement of all essential components is possible without major interruption of operation:

  • Track elements (approx. 20 minutes)

  • Support elements (approx. 5 hours)

  • Railing elements (approx. 10 minutes)

  • PV modules (approx. 5 minutes)

  • Lights (approx. 30 minutes)

  • Technical components

  • Remanufacturing of replaced components is possible

  • > 95% of the material used is recyclable