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Munich's pop-up cycle paths are making a permanent return this time - criticism from the CSU

2021-03-18T08:52:46.201Z

The city of Munich scores poorly in the ADFC's bicycle climate test. The city council therefore decided on four new permanent cycle paths on Wednesday - not without criticism from the CSU side.



The city of Munich scores poorly in the ADFC's bicycle climate test.

The city council therefore decided on four new permanent cycle paths on Wednesday - not without criticism from the CSU side.

Munich - Yellow becomes white: The so-called pop-up cycle paths are returning - albeit permanently.

Yesterday, the Mobility Committee decided by a majority to four bike lanes, which were temporarily set up in the summer.

The Rosenheimer Straße between Rosenheimer Platz and Orleansstraße, the Elisenstraße between Lenbachplatz and Dachauer Straße, the Theresienstraße between Türkenstraße and Schleißheimer Straße and the Gabelsbergerstraße between Arcisstraße and Türkenstraße could be provided with white markings as early as April.

Cost: 600,000 euros.

The cycle path in Zweibrückenstrasse has already been decided upon in the course of the new traffic management following the renovation of the Ludwigsbrücken.

CSU and FDP vote against the new cycle paths in Munich

Public transport will continue to be the backbone of mobility in Munich, said Green City Councilor Gudrun Lux. "But that alone is not enough, we need more bike paths, otherwise we can put the traffic change on our toes." The yellow-marked bike lanes in the previous year showed that cycling at critical points could be made safer and more attractive.

"The evaluation has shown that the temporary cycle paths have been very well received," said Andreas Schuster (SPD).


CSU and FDP voted against the new bike lanes, CSU parliamentary group leader Manuel Pretzl criticized the fact that there had never been an in-depth analysis of the “pop-up bike lanes”.

“There is no indication of what effects the cycle paths have on crawl traffic and relocation, for example.” Incidentally, the statement is laughable that the lanes lead to a decline in car traffic at peak times.

"We have that in all streets of Munich due to Corona," said Pretzl.

"That is methodical amateurism."


CSU amendment is thrown down - criticism also from the Bavarian CSU

The CSU had submitted an amendment according to which it would approve the cycle path on Elisenstraße if parking spaces were eliminated instead of one lane.

The city council refused.

Mobility advisor Georg Dunkel said that there would not be enough space in the junction area if the route was routed through the parking lots.

"I think that overall we have succeeded in maintaining the vehicle's efficiency."


Criticism of the decision also came from the Free State on Wednesday.

Transport Minister Kerstin Schreyer (CSU) said: "Especially in a city with heavy traffic like Munich, sustainable transport concepts are needed." Munich * was again the traffic jam capital in Germany in 2020.

“People often cannot do without their cars, especially over long distances.

Removing lanes in a car in this situation will, in my opinion, only exacerbate the current traffic problems.

We need a balanced mix of the various modes of transport. ”

- Sascha Karowski - * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.tz.de

Source: merkur

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