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TU Dortmund at the bicycle competition 'Saddle up for the climate'

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In the first, three-month bicycle competition 'Aufsatteln fürs Klima' ('Saddle up for the climate') of the VCD, the TU Dortmund took 4th place.

From April to the end of June, the TU Dortmund took part in the VCD's cycling competition Aufsatteln fürs Klima (Saddle Up for the Climate ). 61 active cyclists from the TU took part in the premiere of the competition and cycled a total of 18,556 kilometers. Thus, the TU reached 4th place among all universities.

The strongest TU teams were:

  • PumpingDieLämmer with an average of 948 kilometers.
  • TIPandothers with an average of 430 kilometers
  • and Faculty of Statistics with an average of 423 kilometers .

A total of 24 universities with 800 cyclists took part and cycled more than 180,000 kilometers together. The competition and the switch to cycling not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also promote health and quality of life in the cities.


© Jona Bensberg​/​TU Dortmund
Heatmap of the collected kilometres in the cycling competition 'Saddle Up for Climate' 2022. Taken from Naviki.

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the A45 crosses the B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by the bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.