Radschnellweg Ruhr (cycle highway Ruhr)

Radschnellweg Ruhr (cycle highway Ruhr) RS1 defines a track of some 100 kilometers. 1.65 million people live in its catchment area. The track runs from Duisburg via the city centre of Mülheim an der Ruhr, the citycentre and university quarter of Essen, along the southern border of Gelsenkirchen - with a feeder track to its city centre -, via the city centre of Bochum, the university quarter and Kreuzviertel of Dortmund, and via Unna, Kamen and Bergkamen to the city of Hamm.

Important parts of the track run through the central parts of the cities; more than 90 percent of it uses existing streets, paths and traffic lines like former railway tracks and canal bank paths.