Bahnhofstrasse is difficult to cross – and not just with prams. © Arp
The SPD had invited to a tour of the Lenggries village center. The focus was on problem areas that are difficult to overcome with a walker, stroller or wheelchair.
Lenggries – If you are out and about in the village centre of Lenggries, you have to overcome all kinds of hurdles. Crossing aids are missing, curbs are not lowered, cobblestones hinder walkers, wheelchairs and strollers. In order to point out the weak points, the SPD had invited Lenggries on Friday evening to a tour of the village. Although the citizens stayed away – perhaps also because of the sunny weather – Klaus Hanus and Sibylle Reuter from the Greens, who were interested in the topic, were also part of the party.
Seating and trash cans are also missing
Once around the Lenggrieser Scheib'n, i.e. the village center, the tour led. "I have made the rounds myself with a stroller and dog and had a number of problems," said Bastian Kadach, deputy SPD local chairman, describing his experiences. He also knows about the problems of mastering the route with a walker or wheelchair from a number of patients whom he cares for with his nursing service. Seating and rubbish bins would also be missing, added SPD local councillor Sabine Gerg. "If you have to walk a kilometer to find a trash can, you're more likely to throw away the trash just like that," Kadach also suspects.
Corner of Bahnhofstraße, Rathausplatz, Karwendelstraße: "This is a dangerous corner"
The bus stop at the train station will soon be converted to be barrier-free – as will the two nearby crossing aids (we reported). That's a good thing, the participants in the inspection agree. But even a little further in the direction of the town hall, it is very difficult to cross Bahnhofstraße, says Kadach. The situation at the corner of Bahnhofstraße, Rathausplatz and Karwendelstraße is also unsatisfactory. "It's a dangerous corner," says Gerg. Although there is a crossing aid there, it is in the curve area. Visibility for pedestrians, but also for motorists, is limited. Yet it is precisely here that many children cross the street on their way to school. "That's the main hub for the students," says Kadach. "And that's where they meet the stressed drivers who want to go to work."
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Cobblestones look pretty, but are a real hurdle
There are always cobblestone areas in Marktstraße - for example in front of the tourist information office. "It looks nice, but it's really difficult with a wheelchair or walker," says Kadach. In other places, the sidewalk is too narrow – especially if cars are still parked on it. Sometimes there is no choice but to switch to the street. In addition, there is a lack of seating – especially those that invite you to linger. At the cemetery, the sidewalk ends again with a paved area. On the other side of the street, pedestrians generally have to cross a parking lot to get back on the sidewalk – at least if they have to rely on a lowered sidewalk edge. "The drain is also dangerous," says Kadach. Its gaps could turn out to be a nasty case for walkers.
Traffic calming in the town centre
In general, Kadach advocates traffic calming around the Lenggrieser Scheib'n through a 30 km/h speed limit. SPD local association secretary Oskar Kiraly is already not driving faster, pointing out other road users with the sticker "30 - Lenggrias z'liab" on the car. The sticker was suggested and implemented by Werner Hüttl at the "Zammtisch".
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The SPD would like to repeat the inspection – then with the other members of the municipal council and senior citizens. "We want to submit a corresponding application," says Gerg. In the end, of course, the danger spots should be eliminated.
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