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The city of Zurich wants to lines of new Bicycles

The city of Zurich has no understanding of the Covenant. The Federal Department of Transportation currently change the rules of the road and signalling regulations (SSV), but not in the way that it is in the city of Zurich would like. A point of contention routes the Bikes: "From the point of view of the city of Zurich is not clear that Bicycle paths have been found in the context of the present Revision is not recording in the SSV," writes the city today Tuesday in a statement.

Together with the cities of Basel, Bern, Lucerne and St. Gallen, they are calling on the Federal government to create the opportunity for bike routes. All of these cities have routes in the past years, a Bike-a pilot project of the Federal office for roads (Astra). And this has left the cities to make a good impression. "The pilot cities regard the Bicycle routes as a mosaic stone in the Cycling promotion", it is said in the message.

Slightly different it looks, the Astra, in its final report. The sobering conclusion: There is no clear findings. So neither clear pre - existence of-cons, there is only information on the Benefits and disadvantages. Sometimes the lack of knowledge is due to the deep case, and the short duration of the experiment.

survey

Would you welcome in the city of Zurich Bicycle routes?

Yes.
no.
Vote

Yes.

78.1%

no.

21.9%

228 votes

Yes.

78.1%

no.

21.9%

228 votes


In the name of "bike route" is a large Serving of hope for many of the traffic-plagued cyclists on the inside and cyclists. Who imagines himself on the streets, only the Cycling, as there are in the Netherlands, you will be disappointed. In principle, it went in the Test, only the targeted repeal of the legislation kicks in the Tempo-30-zones have been considered for all road users. This waiver should allow for a smoother and safe ride through the street of the neighborhood.

In the survey of the Astras not, or only partly, however, almost half of the participants, to understand the new Regime. According to the final report, this was due to the fact that "during the pilot experiment (aware) little information was available".

and More bikes on the test track

In Zurich, the Tests from December 2016 to September 2017 took place on two streets: on the Scheuchzerstrasse, and on the axis of Zelgli-/Affolternstrasse. "It was found on both test tracks, no evidence that the bikes lines a negative impact on the traffic safety impact," writes the city. In addition, in the scheuchzerstrasse during the experimental phase, there is an increased Veloaufkommen measured.

The Astra, the results will be discussed further with professional bodies and associations. Pro Velo Canton of Zurich has responded to the demand in the pilot cities and welcomes this. Bicycles are an important means of promoting the Veloverkehrs had routes for years. "And that is exactly such a consistent Veloförderung demanded by the voting public, as you have agreed to in September 2018 the Federal decision-Velo." (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 05.02.2019, 15:17 PM

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