Berlin: Friedrichstrasse closed, Charlottenstrasse closed | Regional
Neighboring Charlottenstrasse for tight |
Blockage of Friedrichstraße in Berlin lifted
Berlin – The yellow marking of the bike lane has been scratched off the asphalt, the glass houses have been cleared away. From Wednesday cars will roll through the closed Friedrichstrasse in Berlin-Mitte again, but next door on Charlottenstrasse they will roll less from Monday.
The administrative court had found the blocking of 500 meters of Friedrichstrasse to be illegal after a complaint from residents. A low blow for traffic senator Bettina Jarasch (53). The Green politician will not be seen on site on Wednesday.
“Mobility, even by car, is important. Berlin should not obstruct its great development,” says hotelier Muhammet Akadere (50), who strolled through the street with his wife and daughter on Sunday. Micele Arangino (37), shift manager at the neighboring Frittenwerk, sees things very differently: “Cars always bring chaos. I find it without rest.”
The terrace of the snack bar is to remain, as are the two parquet floors. Because the section between Leipziger and Französischer Straße may be closed to motor vehicles again by the end of the year – the Mitte district office is working on a final declassification as a road.
Cycling to the parallel Charlottenstraße is a firm fixture in the Transport Senator’s calendar: cyclists now have the right of way here. Motorists are only allowed to drive to their destination at a speed of 30 km/h. In order to reduce through traffic, the route between Unter den Linden and Leipziger Strasse was divided into several opposing one-way streets.
So that Senator Jarasch can shine with the right bike from 9 a.m. on Monday, everything in the crossing area was marked in signal red on Sunday.