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Dispute over Bicycle plan : Bicycle activists upset about the transport Senator

The two main associations have dropped out of the negotiations with the Senate, the Cycling plan in the dispute. The Berlin ADFC and the Association "Changing Cities" that has emerged from the Radentscheid said.

"The Senate could make no binding Commitments for further participation of the civil society", - stated in a joint opinion of both associations.

Since December, these two, as well as the FEDERAL government with the Senate and the members of the Red-negotiated-Red-Green coalition of the requirements for the Cycling plan. This is prescribed by the mobility law. It should be applied to important Details about Bicycle infrastructure, structure, such as the width and surface of Bicycle paths. In addition, he should determine when and which actions need to be done.

"The requirements for the Cycling plan are, therefore, a crucial step to the floor, turning to bring the end of Traffic finally rolling to", - stated in the opinion.

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ordered, Without the Cycling plan is the basis for the planners in the Senate and the districts, "you are either not active, or they act into the blue", criticizing the activists. Everything will be taken away by the traffic administration, "every other year". The participation promise of the Green dissolves in hot air,” said Stefan Lehmkühler of Changing Cities on Thursday evening.

On Friday morning, has been added to the communication – but only in the Form of mutual recriminations on Twitter. Peter Feldkamp, formerly from the Team Radentscheid and now in the traffic management act, accused ADFC and his previous Association on Twitter, "dear symbolically, with his trench coat, and a prefabricated press release from the field to lindnern than to stay in the conversation".

"Either fucking with Regine Günther of the Radentscheid or ...."

Heinrich Strößenreuther, the Initiator of the referendum Bicycle, was not exactly hold as polemic: "Either fucking with Regine Günther of the Radentscheid and the ADFC and is to. Or you can do it in the order of the tips of the Green." Strößenreuther the party leadership of the Greens called on to give an opinion. Melanie Henne Berger, assistant to the transport Secretary of state Ingmar Streese tweeted: "Changing Cities and ADFC have adopted, unfortunately, by the already achieved consensus. Shame!“

The Regine Günther (independent, Green) led traffic administration responded first on Friday afternoon: "This came surprisingly for us – for the third participant, the FEDERAL government of Berlin, in the Other also." Tilmann Heuser from the FEDERAL government supports the transport administration: "Actually, we were well on the way to develop the basics for a good, goal-oriented Interaction of civil society initiatives and administration." Heuser is optimistic that it will get its act together. Also günther's spokesman, Jan Thomsen said: "We regret this step, assume that the initiatives in the Cycling plans to continue to want to participate." According to the traffic management of the Cycling plan is to be "the ultimate document for Bicycle infrastructure, structure".

ADFC and Radentscheid: announcements to come, but no actions

ADFC and Radentscheid not criticise for months that with the Expansion of the Cycling infrastructure in Berlin and from the home on the transport Senator, predominantly announcements to come, but none did. An example from Friday: The Radentscheid Darmstadt, was established according to the Berlin model, published a photograph of a first bike-green arrow in the Hessian city. "Berlin promises, Darmstadt," commented Strößenreuther. The assistant to the Secretary of state to answer that The exact date of establishment runs more than evasively: "at the moment, so that we can say nothing Concrete. The implementation should be done in every case, in the first half of the year.“ In January, even February had been called for the first wheel-green arrow. This allows cyclists at red lights, right turns, similar to the green arrow for cars. Similarly, slow progress is the most important Radprojekten of bill's administration. So, with bollards to separate "protected cycle lane should be" at the hasenheide in 2018. As is reported of it in 2020, because a construction site is in the way. Start of construction for the first Radschnellweg on the Teltow canal to Lichterfelde will only be in 2022 – planned completion in 2024.
Next Saturday there will be an opportunity to smooth the waters. Secretary of state Streese want to keep at the General meeting of the members of the ADFC, a presentation, and then the debate.

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