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Killed cyclist in the middle of transport, Senator Guenther: We will check what can be done

It first had to happen again a tragic accident, the authorities to shake up final. The dangerous intersection of Otto-Braun-Straße/Karl-Marx-Allee in Mitte, on

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Killed cyclist in the middle of transport, Senator Guenther: We will check what can be done

It first had to happen again a tragic accident, the authorities to shake up final. The dangerous intersection of Otto-Braun-Straße/Karl-Marx-Allee in Mitte, on a Radlerin last Wednesday from a right turn and the truck was fatally captured, is now to be designed to be as fast as possible is safer.

"We will see what can be done," said Berlin's transport Senator Regine Günther (independent, Green) on Friday for an appointment, at the scene of the accident. At the same time, it announced that Berlin will promote the objectives of the mandatory installation of turn-off assistant in Truck's still more than in the past.

so Far, right turns and straight driving cyclists at the accident intersection in the middle of Green at the same time. There is no signalling for cyclists, which assures you of a head start before turning traffic. However, the high-traffic intersection at Alexanderplatz, will be expanded for some time, with big ambitions: it aims to provide by 2020 "cyclists as a model intersection model of security," says Günther. It was the time horizon. Now, however, happen immediately, at least temporarily until the new crossing is finished.

readjust But even with this, the Senator "". The entire planning to come again to the test, they announced. "We want to look," says Günther, "the future of the crossing are really all safety criteria according to the latest knowledge."

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administration didn't listen to cyclists-complaints

As reported, had pointed out to cyclists since August, 2016 on the hair-raising risks related to the common green phase and the remedy requested. However, the authorities and the police have been hiding behind the Argument that the traffic regulation is highly complex, not so quickly change. It experts of the transport administration insisted also at the meeting on Wednesday.

I have, However, involved in the accident Commission is already with the lawsuits. And the Senator drew the view "in spite of all the bitterness of adversity" in the future: It is happening now "a whole lot". May have heard that cyclists get to completion of the intersection of its own traffic signals.

And how to guarantee the intersection in the future, more security? As the most important improvement in straight get in the direction of Prenzlauer Berg-propelled cyclists almost in the middle of the Otto-Braun-Straße, after the model of the so-called "Bicycle soft" a private, strikingly marked lane you are not longer in conflict with Law in order to show how. These remain on the right side of the road. Also for the right-turning cyclists nothing changes: continue to follow the sidewalk along a previous path.

The new straight track for cyclists is located on the former third left turn lane for motorized traffic. This must then make do with two left turning lanes.

model of the "Bicycle soft" is controversial

the model of the "Bicycle soft", however, is controversial. It was already realised in the timber market road, near Jannowitzbrücke, for the first time and brought to the planners, as reported by the criticism. The reason: to come to the new, straight-leading cycle lane, a cyclist to cross before the trail of right-turning motor Vehicle traffic. Quite a few feel at risk. On this Background, Regine Günther wants to leave the planning to the construction of the second Berlin bike soft at the intersection of the Otto-Braun-Straße/Karl-Marx-Allee again check.

The scene of the accident close to the Alexanderplatz.Graphics: Tsp/Pieper-Meyer

by 2020, the "widest and safest cycle paths" along the Karl-Marx-Allee

After the completion of the intersection, there are as of 2020 in this area, however, a second significant improvement. Until then, along the Karl-Marx to most Avenue on both sides", the width and cycle paths of Berlin" will be ready, says the Senator. These trails are currently being built parallel to the junction.

Visibly upset, Günther switches the direction of view and comes on the turn wizard to speak. "These terrible accidents are standardized already," she says. "When you hear of a fatal bike accident, you automatically think: It was a right-turning Truck." You will now "put everything" in order to accelerate the mandatory introduction of the wizard. In view of the many fatal accidents could not wait until 2022 or even 2024. Also at the session of the Senate on Tuesday in Brussels, Günther wants to focus on this and in discussion with EU representatives emphasize. Already in mid-2018, the Federal Council had taken the Initiative of the Berlin Senate for the Europe is mandatory wide Implement of turn-off assistant. With the help of Truck drivers to the danger. A triangle on the door pillar lights up when the Radar is in Turn registered a Radler. This is even with an automatic emergency braking combine.

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