Initiated early in 2003 by the Pomerania municipal community association and in cooperation with the centre for technology and social sciences at Berlin Technical University, together they constituted a project group for the "long distance cycle path Berlin - Usedom".
For the joint project work the administrative districts of Uckermark and Barnim in Brandenburg and the administrative districts of Uecker-Randow and Eastern Vorpommern resolved to establish a long distance cycle path from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern together with the City of Berlin to proceed from Berlin to Usedom.
The route was collectively marked-out, the conditions along the route improved and the planning of the necessary final construction work were clarified in each individual administrative district.
For the realization of the project „networked marketing of the long distance cycle path Berlin-Usedom Wolin-Szczecin-Berlin" the project partners in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern received support funding from the INTERREG IIIA which is a combined communities activities initiative.
Aims of the project
The main aim of the project is to strengthen the commercial competitiveness through support and application of established cycle tourism along the route with particular consideration paid to the economic exchange and distribution along the border regions and create a sustainable joint project between the regions.
The increased flow of tourists should improve the attraction, particularly in the rural areas and therefore lead to stable support and regional identity.
The development of the cross border marketing network project for the cycle path Berlin – Usedom will substantially contribute to this in the future.
The intended involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises primarily from the service sector should lead to the creation of regular employment.
Guidance of cyclist along the planned route from Berlin to Usedom through the German regions and to alternatively turn off in either Ahlbeck, Swinemünde or Heringsdorf is to be considered in the same way as the use of possible routes on the Polish side of the Pomeranian Euro Region.