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Why in Zurich pedestrian stripes will disappear

The little girl with the Schulthek stands alone on a traffic island in Höngg. The cars passing behind him, two lanes, in front of him by driving in the other direction of the Bus without stopping. The girl lost seems to be a bit, because on the island there is no pedestrian crossing. "That's dangerous!", a TA reader has reported in with a photo of the Situation says.

This is an image of the winemaker street at the bus station vintner road South, where the cooperative society for modern-day Living. In the other direction – several Hundred meters away – three school houses. By 2017, there was a crosswalk, but since the road was renovated, he disappeared.

Without a pedestrian crossing, the girl has no precedence. Image: TA-reader

standard

The yellow stripes on the Asphalt has not forgotten the city, says Heiko Ciceri. The spokesman for the Department for transport refers to the standard "crossings for pedestrians and light two-wheel traffic", which is true since 2016 in the whole of Switzerland. This should make the pedestrian crossings safer and requires: Crossing a pedestrian crossing several lanes in the same direction, must have built a protective island or a traffic light to be installed.

build on The existing island, a second, came due to the space in Höngg is not out of the question. A traffic light rejected the city because it has a little more than 50 meters from the corresponding point already. The two sets of traffic lights would have to be voted on, which would have had a "massive impact on the efficiency" and the preference of the bus more difficult, says Ciceri. In addition, only a few would use this Transition in Höngg. With a crosswalk, they would have precedence and would be the brakes, especially the traffic in the direction of the bridge of Europe.

transport expert: "This is nonsense"

So the city decided to omit the pedestrian strip. The road could be crossed thanks to the existing protection of the island also without a strip is quite safe, says Ciceri. If you have not stepping on the crosswalk, one would observe the traffic better. On the old crosswalk of 2014 and 2015, the accident occurred in the summer of 2017 at this point, the road accident statistics according to the is no case known.

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so Is it even safe to cross the road without crosswalks? "This is nonsense", says Klaus Zweibrücken. The Professor for transport planning at the University of applied Sciences Rapperswil is also President of the Zurich pedestrian Association. This is to preserve the pedestrian strip, and resents the new Norm. The yellow strip would ensure that the drivers are attentive. This is crucial as the attentive pedestrian. Therefore, such situations are like in Höngg "a Nuisance". Recently, the Association supported the interests of the community "quality of life for under-rhinestone" in a similar Situation in stampfenbachstrasse. The IG collected signatures for a pedestrian crossing in a circle 6. The Zurich pedestrian Association filed with the city a complaint against the distance. "In vain," says two bridges. Also, since the city was based on the Swiss crosswalk standard.

Many crosswalks do not conform to the Norm

In Zurich, there are nearly 3,000 pedestrian crossings. Some of them are likely to disappear in the future, because they correspond to the new standard. The city rehabilitated a road, it marks just then, a pedestrian strip, if corresponding to this new Norm. How many of these lonely Islands, such as in Höngg in the city, don't know the Department for transport. It should, however, be more in the future. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 28.01.2019, 14:12 PM

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