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The new Kispi traffic chaos threatens

In the area Lengg on the border with Zollikon is currently being built busily. The new children's hospital, growing in height, and the second Kispi-site for la

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The new Kispi traffic chaos threatens

In the area Lengg on the border with Zollikon is currently being built busily. The new children's hospital, growing in height, and the second Kispi-site for laboratories, research and teaching already in the construction phase. By the end of 2022, the Kispi should relate to the new buildings. This also means that the employees of the hospital, which is located today in Fluntern, and the little patients have to get used to together with the parents in new ways.

The area is still a cluster is stronger than it is today to a Health, as they say modern. In the immediate vicinity of the new Kispi the clinics Balgrist stand, Schulthess Klinik Hirslanden, Psychiatric University clinic, Epi clinic, as well as some of the care centers. Already today, the Lengg with 3500 employees, is the largest work area in the field of health. 1500 patients a day and, this visit come to an end. In 20 years, 7000 Employees and 3600 patients daily, more than twice as many of them are there according to the forecast of the Canton.

In 20 years of age
in the hospital area Lengg
more than twice as many Employees and patients
as it is today.

The opening of the new children's hospital is, therefore, also for transport planners to be a challenge. The main axis for the car transport as the public TRANSPORT is the Forchstrasse with the 11-Tram and Forchbahn. The focal point is the stop Balgrist. A little further seaward of the Quartierbus the line 77 operates.


The Canton of trips are limited anticipates an increase in the number of routes by 30 percent by 2025, and almost a doubling by 2040. Because the roads utilized in accordance with the master plan Lengg "in peak hours" are overloaded, is to be limited to the motorized individual traffic (MIV) with a "mobility and Parking management".

Concrete: The hospitals be required, not more than a certain number of trips allow. How you do that is up to you. With Monitoring, you must provide the proof. Despite today's large load may grow – according to cantonal planning, the MIT in the area Lengg compared to 2015 by up to 40 percent. The Forchstrasse is made fit – for example, with a track expansion in the Branches Lenggstrasse (in the direction of Kispi), and witelliker road (Hirslanden).

So the traffic should be intercepted for growth: New bus to Zollikon (please click to Enlarge).

The main growth in traffic but should the PUBLIC assume. The Plan is that the 77 is extended to the Balgrist and a new Bus between Balgrist and the train station Zollikon wrong. Also the roadmap of the 11ers and the Forchbahn is to be compacted, wherein the capacity limit according to the Canton of 2025 is achieved. It is planned to extend the 15 Tram to Rehalp. A so-called Balgrist Mover between the station deep wells and Lengg is considered as not practical.

deep Metro...

well This is pflästerli policy, criticized Urs Schaffer of Pro Bahn Zurich. The concept is not intended to be done. To condense "the' 77, brings little to nothing, a second Bus is in the long term, too little performance," he says. There is a need for more.

best Lausanne? The Metro connects the port with the hospitals. Photo: AFP

One of the weaknesses is fountain the lack of access to the station deep. Therefore, Schaffer brings with it a steep Metro, following the example of Lausanne into the game. Such a he could imagine from the train station Stadelhofen ago.

...or even subway?

Still, the visionary, the Association of Lake Area Metro thinks. Because the hospitals are poorly accessed by public TRANSPORT, he proposes an underground connection on a larger scale, such as the Association's President and the architect Hannes Strebel says. The metro will start at the HB in Zurich and with the support of universities, Lengg and Zollikon village bodies hit three birds with one stone: massively better coverage of the high school district with all of its planned buildings around the new University hospital in the Lengg, with its hospitals and also from Zollikon, at its core, today's S-Bahn passes by. Per Station Strebel expects two minutes of travel time. Including holding time, you would be so in a good five minutes from the HB in the children's hospital.

Vision of the U-Bahn From HB Zurich in five minutes to the children's hospital (please click to Enlarge). Source: Lake Area Metro

Lake Area Metro (LAM) is a kind of spin-off of the planning group, the pike, the have in mind is a U-Bahn-Ring around the whole lake of Zurich. The Association, it is primarily about the lower basin of the lake. He pleads also for a connection to Rapperswil, where, in contrast to today's S-Bahn, the villages of herrliberg and Hombrechtikon would be connected. Elimination of the stations would Tiefenbrunnen, Zollikon, lake, field, miles, Uerikon and Feldbach. The U-Bahn Line would run under the idea under the S-Bahn corridor. This would be converted into a wide bike highway for two-wheel vehicles with different speeds.

the Association's Board and CVP-member of the Parliament Lorenz Schmid is aware of the fact that the U-Bahn is a Vision. In view of the large population growth and the lack of soil you have to break out but of current thought schemas. As a "short-sighted" titled he a refusal of the Executive Council, to his parliamentary question on the subject of rechtsufrige U-Bahn.

tube is smaller than on the S-Bahn

Now the club is aiming for a feasibility study. The Mega-project would probably be in the first step, privately financed – before SBB and ZVV are brought into the boat. As a possible Partner Schmid called the large retailers. Because the metro stations would be according to his imagination, not narrow and musty as those in Paris, but is open and bright with shops on several floors. A metro-tube is not much smaller than an S-Bahn Tunnel, which is why the cost can be comparable.

with a generous and bright: the subway in Stockholm. Image: PD

the Association's Board member Stefan Maurhofer, a lecturer at the University of applied Sciences Rapperswil and President of the Swiss Tunnel, has been calculated for the rechtsufrige U-Bahn, the investment amount of 1.2 billion Swiss francs. Funded that this could also be due to the absorption of the massive value of the houses, which would not have a S-Bahn-swath in front of the garden. Lorenz Schmid says half-seriously, you could also branch off 900 million for the Expansion of the Stadelhofen train station.

The objection that the would rebel, many train Passengers, if they could not overlook the lake, met Hannes Strebel as: "you look heutzutags already on the phone screen." He is convinced that the urban traffic will in future be handled increasingly underground.

is A metro Station could be shopping such as railway centre. Image: PD

Urs Schaffer of Pro Bahn, the U-Bahn Vision "is a good idea, and a thought of value". The Problem is the funding and the time factor are. The cantonal Department of economic Affairs of Carmen Walker Späh (FDP) with shares, selective underground transport guides be advisable. A U-Bahn in competition to the S-Bahn but discards due to financial reasons, and with reference to the metro-like S-Bahn-Expansion called 2G, starting in 2035.

"artery" between the hospitals

Much more enthusiasm comes from the affected hospitals. The transport was a key issue, says Andrea Rytz. She is the Director of Schulthess clinic and speaks as the President of the Association of health cluster Lengg for all of the major players including the children's hospital.

"The Central station, connecting the University area and
the Lengg buried in the ground, would be
a smart move."Andrea Rytz, Schulthess clinic

The metro idea Rytz finds "likeable". The main train station, connecting the University area and the area Lengg underground, would be "urban development is a smart move," says Rytz. "An artery between the great medical knowledge and development areas would strengthen the research, education and medicine in Zurich, and the traffic situation will improve."

the future Lies underground? The subway in Stockholm. Image: PD

The University hospital welcomes on request all measures to ensure that the hospital is easily accessible for patients, visitors, employees or students, especially for the mobility-disabled persons. "Whether this can be achieved with a U-Bahn at best, would have to show an in-depth planning."

city of Zurich hesitate

The municipal civil engineering Department of of Richard Wolff (AL) does not want to comment at the present time to the subway idea. "First of all, would have to be examined whether such a development would be possible and affordable."

city like Canton are of the opinion that the public TRANSPORT links in the area Lengg today is "appropriate and good". In addition to the Tram and Busausbau ZVV, office of transport and VBZ, under the leadership of the city in mind, be sure, "solutions to respond to the signs of increasing mobility volumes", is the response from the civil engineering Department.

Created: 27.11.2019, 23:31 PM

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