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After ten years: a free ride for the Velo

It is a small stretch in the city, but a big improvement for cyclists and pedestrians: the Triemli "spot" where the bike trail ends from the Uetliberg down and "Schweighof" of the Sihltal-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn (SZU) plans, the Zurich Tiefbauamt a new Bicycle trail.

ten years ago, called the way the Max Short, President of the neighborhood Association Triemli, a separate cycle lane for the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin-that leads along the tracks. Because, although on the way to a driving ban, a Biker ride this abbreviation in the direction of the city. A tricky thing, because the path is used directly in front of the hospital Maternité often of the Elderly, wheelchair users, and wheelchair users, but also of children.

Clear separation thanks to floor marking

The city of Zurich set up a few years ago, billboards and led controls to prevent the defiance of the driving ban. Nevertheless, the bikes are rolled up part with a very high speed on the way down. "In the Bike scene, it is known that the police are checking the track regularly, and buses distributed. Many, however, are made rather risk a fine than to go out on the busy street," says Tobias Maurer, member of the management Board of the Association Züritrail and is responsible for the Trailbau on the Uetliberg.

Now, the entire section between the high-Steinweg and the Paul-Clairmont road in a Bicycle and a footpath is to be divided. At the stop Triemli of the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin is widened-way. The city is hoping that this unbundling to improve the traffic safety on the way.

roll Down in spite of driving of A cyclist on the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin prohibition:-the way of the triemli hospital (photo: Urs Jaudas)

in Order to make this separation more obvious, the civil engineering Department at various Places markings on the floor, and separates the paths with the Federal stones. The choice of floor coverings had been taken, in cooperation with the city hospital Triemli, and of the service Department at traffic (DAV), said public works Department spokesman Roger Muntwyler. Federal bricks were also for people with walking difficulties is good passable.

Wait for stop

The Association Züritrail one is "super happy" about the fact that the driving ban be repealed on the route and a new Bicycle trail will be created. "This clearly reflects a need. For cyclists and bikers this natural connection from the triemli district in the city is street is clearly the better Alternative to Birmensdorf," says Maurer. Also, the clear separation of pedestrian and Bicycle trail would be the best method to provide for more security – "sure is better than mixed traffic."

"For cyclists and bikers is this natural connection from the triemli district in the city street, clearly the better Alternative to the busy Birmensdorf."Tobias Maurer,
club Züritrails

That it took in spite of the needs of ten years, until this project is finally to be taken in the attack, according to Muntwyler with the construction of the SZU . "We had to wait until the renewal work at the station Triemli were completed, in order to prevent the already implemented building work undone and the new Station have to be adjusted."

The renovation plans are Stalled because the railway company to revise the original project, once again, completely and with the requirements of the disability discrimination act had to adapt.


Since November, 2018, the new station is finished and on the West and East side with wheelchair-accessible ramps fitted to a single-storey Boarding the trains. In addition, the SZU has widened the platform surface to three meters, newly furnished, and a length of 54 meters covered. Pedestrians can reach the new railway station in the future, directly on the footpath, without the need to first the bike trail happen.

in the Meantime, the plan support for the new Bicycle trail in the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin has begun. You take to 3. June. No appeals should be included, will be completed, the bike path, according to Muntwyler expected in December 2019. Started in September 2019. Who wants to risk it until then, no buses, must get off the Bike: The driving ban is still up to the Neumark of the way. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 13.05.2019, 11:47 PM

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