The Radschnellweg Ruhr (Bike Freeway) is a pilot project for the whole of Germany. The first stretch between Mülheim an der Ruhr and Essen has already been completed. At the end, the route leads through the Ruhr Valley, from Duisburg to Hamm. Wide, separated from pedestrians, and without traffic lights at intersections – that's the idea of the Bike Freeway. The RS1 is primarily aimed at commuters in the Ruhr Valley, who want to be in the fast lane and do not want to face heavy traffic on the motorway. The Bike Freeway is also the ideal opportunity for visitors to be active on their bikes and to go from city to city in the Ruhr Valley. The RS1 will be gradually extended in the next few years. There are also plans for RS2, which would lead from Gladbeck to Essen.