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“Step in the right direction”: City council sees traffic calming positively

2020-10-26T14:45:20.706Z

Two and a half years after the introduction of Tempo 30 and “residents free” in the area between Hanfelder Strasse and the railway line, the city administration draws a positive conclusion. Mayor Patrick Janik wants to monitor the speed limit more closely.



Two and a half years after the introduction of Tempo 30 and “residents free” in the area between Hanfelder Strasse and the railway line, the city administration draws a positive conclusion.

Mayor Patrick Janik wants to monitor the speed limit more closely.

Starnberg - Area-wide Tempo 30, area-wide "residents free", plus the designation of the Riedener Weg as a bicycle road - these resolutions of the city council of November 2017 to calm traffic in the residential and school district between Hanfelder Straße and the railway line were partly heated discussions, residents' meetings and a collection of signatures preceded.

The new rules came into force in April 2018 - the city administration has now presented a positive result.

A license plate registration showed that the volume of traffic fell by 18 to 33 percent from mid-2016 to the end of 2019, depending on the road and time of day.

The reduction in through traffic with 1,020 vehicles less in the evening on Max-Emanuel-Strasse is particularly strong, according to a template from the town hall.

Nevertheless, the axis Max-Emanuel-Strasse / Otto-Gaßner-Strasse / Ferdinand-Maria-Strasse / Himbselstrasse is still heavily burdened by through traffic.

Smileys as a speed recorder

In order to measure the speeds driven, the administration recorded almost the whole of February using so-called smileys on Ferdinand-Maria-Strasse and Otto-Gaßner-Strasse.

Accordingly, the average speed was between 30 and 34 km / h.

More than 70 percent of the vehicles on Ferdinand-Maria-Strasse in the direction of B2 were too fast (43.5 percent in the opposite direction), more than 65 percent of the vehicles on Otto-Gaßner-Strasse in the direction of Hanfelder Strasse (47 percent in the opposite direction).

The sad records were measured at 69 and 95 km / h on Ferdinand-Maria- and 60 and 67 km / h on Otto-Gaßner-Straße, depending on the direction.

For the city administration, the measures taken in 2018 are “a step in the right direction”, as it writes in the template.

However, further steps are required to relieve the axis from Max-Emanuelstrasse to Himbselstrasse.

The western part of Himbselstrasse is of particular importance.

The city administration suggested widening the sidewalk there as well, as has already been done in the eastern part of Himbselstrasse, and also creating a one-way street.

CSU City Councilor Dr.

Charlotte Meyer-Bülow: "One-way streets lead to massive disabilities for the people who live there"

It was precisely this proposal that met with criticism at the latest meeting of the City Council's Transport Development Project Committee.

"One-way streets lead to massive disabilities for the people who live there," said CSU City Councilor Dr.

Charlotte Meyer-Bülow, who lives in the district herself and said that the situation had already "improved a lot".

Fractional colleague Rudolf Zirngibl also feared that a one-way street would only shift traffic to other streets.

In order to make it more difficult for drivers to drive through, it makes more sense to create offset parking spaces, he suggested.

With nine to three votes, the committee ultimately rejected the one-way street and instead advocated a review of the no-stopping regulations.

The committee also voted unanimously in favor of maintaining the current rules in the district.

The final decision on this will be made by the city council at its meeting today (6.30 p.m., Schlossberghalle).

Regardless of this, Mayor Patrick Janik wants to go to the collar of speed sinners: “We are currently having a permanently installed speed camera checked on Ferdinand-Maria-Strasse,” he said.

Source: merkur

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