been in Munich for the last couple of days and am headed to Berlin tomorrow. this place is a cycling mecca.
Munich has 800 miles of bike paths, most of which are off-street, separated facilities with their own traffic signals. drivers are incredibly respectful of cyclists, in no small part I'm sure because everybody stops for red lights. everyone. as a Bostonian it was like having an out of body experience.
also, they have an interesting approach to a bike share. instead of having a set of stations around the city where one picks up and drops off, individual bikes are scattered all over the place. you use a smartphone app to find where the closest one is, and when you're done with it, you just leave it wherever you are. I rented one of these yesterday morning and got in almost 15m for fun:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/111183682 (not sure I actually achieved the recorded max speed of 1,700 mph though - gps bug I suspect!)