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This Zurich's streets, the car should disappear

the Bicycle route initiative is in the Start fast: On a single weekend in November 2017, the initiator 5000 collected signatures. Since then, much has happened.

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This Zurich's streets, the car should disappear

the Bicycle route initiative is in the Start fast: On a single weekend in November 2017, the initiator 5000 collected signatures. Since then, much has happened. Now the initiators of the SP, Greens, green liberals, AL and various NGOs want to bring back the pace clean. Today, they presented at a press conference, as the Cycling city of Zurich to imagine in concrete terms.

are you proposing a comprehensive new Bicycle route network for Zurich. This consists of around 50 km routes. These are basically car-free, only local residents, business and the police are likely to continue to use it with motorized vehicles. the bicycles have right of way on these roads, therefore they should come forward rapidly.

to go colored If the Initiative goes to the initiators of the cycle routes on these roads (red, examples labeled) of the cars by the majority. Graphics: dca, source: PD

For those of Velo-Highways, the initiators have chosen different axes through the city: the Mutschellenstrasse Rieden to Wollishofen, for example, the Letzigraben by Albis, mill Creek road through the of Seefeld, the customs road through the circle 5, the arable stone road through Höngg or Binzmühlestrasse by Oerlikon and Affoltern. A lot of the cost of conversion, not, would, said SP city councillor Simone Brander. Often a Change of signs would be enough.

In the definition of the highways, the initiators have based it on already existing proposals, such as the master plan of the city of Zurich. At the end, not all the Details of the Plan would have to be taken into account, said Brander. "But we show that the implementation of the Initiative is possible."

the Sihlbrücke between the city of Zurich, circles 1 and 4 to auto free. Image: Urs Jaudas

The Veloschnellrouten would be complemented by numerous other Veloverbindungen. On these roads, the bicycles should be prioritised in the planning. According to the plans of the initiators of this "meaningful Velonetz should be" in ten years.

the implementation could be based in Zurich to many European cities. So about Seville with a eye-catching Signage, a separate Velowegen and more priority for cyclists have increased the Veloanteil within a short period of time, said Natalie Eberle (AL). Also from Copenhagen, Zurich could learn a lot.

"Cycling is a big European Trend."Markus Knauss, chief Executive of Green city of Zurich

the aim of Velonetzes through the whole city, that all the people in Zurich can ride a bike, even children, shy or elderly. Today, the Cycling presupposed in the city is still courage and leadership, said Eberle. The bike will offer many advantages, emphasized the initiator. By all means of transport, it is a pity the climate at the least, there is a need for a little space, make no noise, keep fit. "Cycling is a large, European Trend," said Markus Knauss (Green).

buses are allowed to drive, but the cars should disappear from the mutschellen road to a large extent. Image: Thomas Burla

Currently the city Council is preparing a counter-proposal to the Bicycle route initiative. This had to be better than your own proposal, said the initiators. Otherwise, you would not draw the Initiative back. "This is a test for the newly elected city Council," said SP-Co-President Marco Denoth.

boost is also a member of the Parliament elections by the end of March, have given to the initiators. Until recently, it had looked like then, that the citizens involving deprivation of liberty and dominated a member of the Parliament of the city of Zurich, the sovereignty over its own streets, said Sven Sobernheim (GLP). "Now we suddenly have a strong majority. We must use it." (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 17.04.2019, 13:30 PM

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