If someone is looking for a billion?Franc digs a hole, all of the views on this hole, and not on what happened two kilometers of the mark. This is the law of the spectacle. In the case of the Zurich rose garden tunnel , which will be discussed on Monday in the cantonal Parliament, the ecological transport Club of Switzerland (VCS) to break this law. He directs the view to the other side of the hard bridge, to the Albisriederplatz and on the consequences of the rose garden project, for the important transport hub.
The fears to the shortest formula: The square is devalued to a road junction. This is due to the two new tram lines to run over the rose garden road to the albisriederplatz, when the cars are gone in the ground. The Trams are a concession of the Canton to the city government, in order to win these for the tunnel project.
According to the VCS, the new lines are, however, no profit for the Zurich public TRANSPORT, on the contrary. "We want these Trams to any case, regardless of whether the rose garden tunnel is built or not," says VCS CEO and certain day, Gabi Petri (Green). "The good for exactly one purpose: as a green coats for this road project."
will Require painstaking
The new sounds. So far, the VCS fought primary the Tunnel, not the Tram. The reason for the change of subject: Today, the stations of lines 2 and 3 on an island in the center of the Albis Ried square, where there is also a Kiosk and a ticket sale. With the rose garden project, the support to be moved in the four road arms, in which you can use only one direction: away from the place.
This accepts that the Change is tedious. While today is usually a few steps to switch to Bus or Tram, you have to go in the future around the square. The most extreme case: the one Who comes from the hard bridge and far to the front in the rose garden tram sits, the turn-Altstetten in the square direction, but in the downtown want to ride, you have to almost go 200 meters walk and three roads cross.
The Canton, to be entrusted by special law with the management of the overall project, referred to this solution because of the tight space as the "best variant". This is because they fulfill the constitutional mandate to promote the use of public TRANSPORT as also the performance of the road. It differs significantly from the pattern of best Zurich transport node, be it Bellevue, Parade - or Schaffhauserplatz.
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The Economics Directorate of the top of the tunnel-Builder, councillor Carmen Walker Späh (FDP), puts into perspective the inconvenience to public TRANSPORT users. The Albisriederplatz lose as a transfer node in importance because of the new tram connections. In addition, passengers could avoid long paths, in most cases by change-overs in the future, before or after the Albisriederplatz.
the demolition of two houses, for reasons of space seems necessary, had not yet set in stone. Perhaps there is an Alternative, by the Züri-Bistro and a Take-away of the Migros are located there, where today, in the ground floor arcades replacements.
"Today, it is a Gnusch"
The tram passengers at the Albisriederplatz are divided. Many people would have liked it if the cars would have to make room for a better solution, keep the but for wishful thinking. "Nevertheless, I am amazed about these plans," says a woman, coming from the Chestnuts, "they are contrary to the Zurich public TRANSPORT philosophy." The long Connecting roads would be a disgrace for those people who are not good to walk.
Two older women, who feel addressed. A few steps would do any good, and the place would clear by the relocation of the stations. Today was a "Gnusch" and for pedestrian scary. A man waits for a Tram, pointed out that the roads would be in cities like Paris much more. "I guess we are spoiled a bit. To reject, therefore, the whole rose garden tram, I find exaggerated."
There are only half a Tram
The criticism of the VCS to the tag plans to go even further, because according to the Canton square would be at the showers there is no more space for the bus lines 72 and 83. Council Markus Knauss (Green), the head of the Zurich-based VCS with Petri, it is wrong, if the new Trams will be sold as a replacement. Because of the Bus number 72 runs to Wollishofen, the second of the two Rosengartentrams but to Laubegg, near the road traffic office. And especially: This line is not even funded.
This is the Canton confirmed. The rose garden project includes 165 million Swiss francs for the Trambau, and is limited to the range up to Albisriederplatz. For further tram tangent South, which bypasses the city centre, expect the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) with an investment cost of 150 million francs. A good part of it would be necessary to track for a two-kilometre-long new building from the Lochergut via the Wiedikon train station and Binz train station to Laubegg.
The VCS is expressed skepticism for the Benefit of the tangents, for the urban transport planners to use for a long time, in order to relieve the centre of the city. The Compounds of Oerlikon to the Hardbrücke S-Bahn to do today, better and faster than any Tram, the green certain day, Petri. The Compounds in the South of the city, supplemented Knauss, to get it for less money, if you optimize the bus network.
Created: 31.01.2019, 21:03 PM