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The fight against the traffic noise splits Wipkingen

Thankless Wipkinger? Because want you to the Canton to give quasi a Tunnel, 1.1 billion Swiss francs tax, but instead of happy and a bit excited the wipkinger inside and Wipkinger – are at a loss.

Kurt Gammerter delivery as a child, every day, over the crosswalks at the rose garden road to the primary school at the time, as the road was still no trail. In 1972, the hard bridge, was opened; from the street of the neighborhood, a small highway. Wipkingen Gammer starter home remained. Till his retirement, he operated a dry cleaning service in the district.

Now, in the early afternoon, the 71-Year-old in the Cafe Belmundo and drinks his beer. "Yesterday, I was again on the other side," he says to one of the other Ur-Wipkingerin and scare yourself from his word choice. On the other side. There are four tracks, rose garden road, but it sounds as if he would have opened the door to discover another world.

The river that splits

Kurt Gammerter is not the Only one who speaks. Many Wipkinger the rose garden street compare with a broad river, tell that to the 56 000 cars travel every day into the city and out of the city, columns of the neighborhood.

under the leadership of a place of well-being is never. With the light blue platter in the Passage at the school house North street looks like, while still reasonably presentable. The city has done, what she could do. Nevertheless, a mother tells how she is afraid if her son has to pass through on the way to the nursery down there. "With a Gspänli go, but it's not me," she says. If your son comes out of the underpass, he stands on a road, the noise swallowed everything else.

A row of houses behind it, it is almost quiet. What remains is the fine dust. If you wanted to, you could rinse on a weekly basis the window and the residue on the rags, would be something like the confirmation that it was worth it.

Only the uneasiness unites

"We are tired of Wipkingen is perceived as an eyesore," says Beni. He is the President of the neighborhood Association, and he knows how the people in the neighborhood think, feel, suffer. In 2016, the Association has conducted a survey, 82 percent of the wipkinger inside and Wipkinger who have participated all agreed that It needs a change. So you agree in your discomfort for different claims, such as this discomfort is overcome. The question of "Tunnel or no Tunnel?" is just one expression of many.

the cleavage of The HQ to Kathy Steiner and Benedict Gschwind show. The two are similar. Actually. Almost the same age, politically on the left, a long time in the quarters. Both find that it can't go on like this. But when it comes to the Tunnel – focused on how to help the headquarters, the green on a certain day, and the SP-a member of the Parliament, almost foreign. For Steiner, the project is a traffic dystopia, Gschwind sees in him a quality of Life Booster. It is, however, he.

Earlier, Kathy Steiner brought her daughter into the crib at the rose garden road. If you told it to, it was as a Raven mother titled – even though the crib was on the quiet end of the street. The rose garden, which is in the minds of only the noise and traffic. If the 55-Year-old now on the rose garden bridge that all of the call in the quarters, just banana, and the past rushing cars to watch, puts it clearly: "to me, the Situation today is not like that." Nevertheless, she fights against the Tunnel. "The project cemented the idea that also in the future with the car in the city." Just because the rose garden road is a little quieter, she could not say Yes.

The green certain day, Kathy Steiner wants more peace, but is against the Tunnel. Photo: Fabienne Andreoli

Even with the four-lane road, Steiner place Wipkingen life value. The "North brüggli" at the train station is for you a Symbol of how the quality of life is increased. Earlier it was a filthy Alkoholikerbeiz. Today, fluorescent lamps are on the small table, and various people come there.

At the rösch ibach place next to it is a further meeting point. The circle party, the SP demonstrated here last week against the Tunnel: a bullhorn, a lot of the election campaign, little people – perhaps because of the rain, perhaps out of disinterest.

The dream of a street cafe

Benedict Gschwind has not made it in the rose garden-a question easily. The SP-a member of the Parliament weibelt for the Tunnel and against his party. Even as a young adult, he has collected signatures for a coverage project of the road. "Wipkingen must be reunited," says Gschwind. He wants the people more on the village, Höngg facing the quarter side more with those on the more urbane Wipkinger-side and in street cafés in the pedestrian rose garden road.

By the parties, only the FDP without any reservations for the project. The councillor and great supporter Carmen Walker Späh lives in the district. "We are fully behind you," says Lydia, Anja Doornbusch Büttiker of the FDP circle 10. A better idea than this Tunnel is not going to give it to.

Looks in the Tunnel, a "quality of Life Booster": SP-a member of the Parliament Benedict Gschwind. Photo: Fabienne Andreoli

Otherwise, there are many doubts in Wipkingen and a big debate on mobility in the future. On the one hand, the drivers are. Christoph Marty, for example, Vice-President of the SVP in the circuit 10, driving around every day in the whole of the Canton. He runs a construction business and has always been a lot of "clutter". Cars will remain important in the future, Marty is convinced. Also Fredy Wunderlin, President of the local trade Association, thinks that more cars will be driving through Wipkingen. "Should I carry a four-metre-long curtain rail, about in the Bus?" From the Tunnel, both motorists are not convinced yet. The SVP would rather have a continuous car tunnel from the North ring under the Limmat river, directly to the Western bypass – in Wunderlins trade Association opinions differ.

On the other hand, the mother of the children gärtlers the future car-free. The Green Kathy Steiner on the rose garden road, crosswalks and bike paths. And SPler Benedict Gschwind would like the speed limit is 30.

Many Wipkinger the Catinaccio tenstrasse compare with a river: 56'000 cars travel daily into the city and out of town. Photo: Fabienne Andreoli

Kurt Gammerter takes the car if he needs to Höngg to the Bank. A woman in the Cafe Belmundo criticized him. Both are agreed: "The Tunnel stirs Fears." Earlier Wipkingen was a Working-class neighborhood, today is all here wanted. When the Tunnel come to be renovated all the apartments, and Rents are rising, are you sure. "I will not second West, where it is quiet, but only well-Heeled can live," says Gammerter.

These fears are widespread in the district. The Tunnel (even more) gentrification is a much-made equation. The AL has tabled in the municipal Council an urgent Interpellation and asks whether there were measures to maintain the well-mixed accommodation in Wipkingen. Christoph Marty of the SVP is concerned: "Where are the people, if the Rent increase?"

"North brüggli"upgrades to the now owner Marc Ferri sits on the window sill, and fancies of his guests. Young and Old, rich and Poor came here, a bit like in Berlin it was. "It would be boring if it would tötelen as at the Schaffhausen - or at Rigiplatz." Business could of the Tunnel might bring something, but the street was also a gift. He love the shops there. And also the emergency accommodation is important.

SP-a member of the Parliament Benedict Gschwind appeased, there is a lot of cooperative apartments along rose garden road. And the public authorities could not yet acquire some of these properties, the prices have increased immeasurably.

"It is cynical to think that it is only because of a grusigen main road, not gentrification," says Beni, Neither the district Association. These have already begun. The new Superstructure at the rose garden street have Windows, thanks to which the path rustles, only far, far away.


Created: 16.02.2019, 16:21 PM

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