Status: 27/09/2023, 16:44 p.m.
By: Sascha Karowski
An underground bicycle car park similar to the one in Utrecht, "Stationpleinstalling", could be built at the Marienhof in Munich. © Robin Van Lonkhuijsen
The city will examine whether an underground bicycle parking garage can be realized under the Marienhof. This was decided by the city council.
Munich - The Radl underground car park under the Marienhof is being investigated by means of a feasibility study. This was decided by the mobility committee of the city council on Wednesday. As reported, Deutsche Bahn has already identified an area in which an underground bicycle parking garage could be located. Outside the structure for the second trunk line, an earth body with about 660 square meters is available at the intersection of Dienerstraße and Landschaftsstraße.
Bicycle underground car park under the Marienhof: City has identified the need for 230 additional bicycle parking spaces
Previously, the city had learned by means of an expert opinion that around 260 short-term parking spaces and 260 long-term parking spaces for bicycles are needed at Marienhof. This results in an additional need for around 230 parking spaces, as there are already parking facilities above ground. In principle, it is now conceivable that both an independent structure that has access to the lower level and an automatic system that is operated from the surface are conceivable.
"Bicycle parking spaces are few and far between, especially in the city centre," says Mayor Katrin Habenschaden (Greens). The consequence is that the bikes have to be parked criss-cross. "Not only does it look messy, it's also very uncomfortable for cyclists. An underground bicycle car park would not only offer more space, but the more expensive e-bikes could also be parked there safely and in the dry."
Bicycle underground car park under the Marienhof: Planning is complicated - among other things because of the second trunk line
With this decision, the city is addressing a complicated issue, adds mobility officer Georg Dunkel. This is because the planning and construction of an underground bicycle parking facility at Marienhof is complex - among other things due to the interactions to be taken into account with the construction site of the second trunk line, the division location and existing archaeological ground monuments in this area.