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It is close to the rose garden

It looked like a ride. The rose garden tunnel – one of the most controversial zürcherstrasse projects of the last decades took place in the cantonal Parliament with a comfortable majority from the SVP, FDP, CVP, EPP and EDU. The 106 made against 61 votes.

But since last March much has happened. In the spring, SP, Green, GLP, and AL – all of whom are enemies of the rose garden tunnel – a member of the Parliament elections won. And then last Wednesday turned the CVP surprisingly their opinion to the 1.1-billion-franc-tube. According to a "highly emotional," described the debate of the tunnel opponents were relatively scarce.

Thus, the prospects of the proponents for the referendum on 9 have. February 2020 darkening. The Vote followed the recommendations of their politicians, they would strengthen the Tunnel in accordance with the current Party at the ballot box to be buried.

Closed FDP

The tunnel enemies freuts. "Many of the Civil from the country do not want to make the billion gift to this at all," says the urban SP-President Marco Denoth.

the disunity of the SVP comes. The party of the project, refused for a long time. Too expensive, too little Benefit. It was only thanks to an additional backup track, she moved to the supporters. At the delegates ' meeting last Wednesday, several speakers fought back against this u-turn. In the end, the proponents prevailed, but with 152 to 70 votes. SVP-member of the Parliament Christian Lucek referred to this two-thirds majority, as approximately representative for the whole party. "The project is broad-based in the SVP."

The representation of the Canton of the same Situation – as seen from above. Visualization: Architron

At the most behind the rose garden, the FDP, the councillor has pushed Carmen Walker Späh the Tunnel a lot of progress so far. "We knew that such a mega-project is controversial," says FDP faction President Beatrix Frey-Eigenmann. One should not overrate the importance of party slogans but. A "Tages-Anzeiger", a survey of this spring have shown that there is also Left and the green liberals, a lot of supporters.

Ruth Enzler is President of the Zurich-based ACS and Co-chair of the bipartisan Pro-Committee. The reversal of the CVP have you caught off guard completely, she says. "This has not emerged." The tight result you could values but also as a voting share. "We still try to get celebrities to CVP members to the Yes Committee. Verbal Commitments we already have." The SVP result Enzler positively.

The warranty is missing still

it is also Crucial how the left-green dominated the Zurich city Council behaves. So far, he supports the project – to the Annoyance of the left-green city parties. However, the city Council introduced for its commitment to one condition: The amount of Traffic should not exceed the existing number of cars of up to 56'000 per day. The cantonal Parliament refused to write such a Limit into the law. What the city Council with the governing Council began to negotiate. On the status of these discussions, there is no information. The city Council will hold but at the upper limit, says a spokesman.

proponents call this claim absurd. "The Limits can not be implemented in practice," says Beatrix Frey-Eigenmann of the FDP. In addition, accompanying measures are planned. Pro-Committee-President Ruth Enzler considered the restriction as unnecessary. "More cars than today, can't take the streets of the city at all. The System can't handle that."

In January gehts los

this is contradicted by the opponents. In the Eighties and the noughties, nearly 70 were per day'000 cars through the rose garden dangers, says VCS Co-CEO Gabi Petri. "The road system allows for significantly more traffic." In addition, the Expansion takes place through the Tunnel. Would the four underground tracks of the surface than alternative route about.

The vote campaigns will start in the new year, right after the holidays.

Created: 01.11.2019, 21:49 PM

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