Mainz city centre: 30 km / h instead of driving bans

for the highly polluted Rhine axis the threat of a driving ban for diesel cars up to Euro-5 standard is for the time being, off the table. The new concept, whic

Mainz city centre: 30 km / h instead of driving bans

for the highly polluted Rhine axis the threat of a driving ban for diesel cars up to Euro-5 standard is for the time being, off the table. The new concept, which bears officially the title of "updating the clean air plan 2016-2020", however, in the centre of Mainz in the future, almost everywhere pace for 30 to prescribe, and to ensure by means of modern traffic lights control systems to ensure that the transport axes, in the main, although more slowly than in the past, as far as possible undisturbed flow. Thus, the city, sits to the German environmental aid due to high nitrogen oxide values for years in the neck was, to your knowledge, is the first major municipality in Germany, the City completely on Tempo 30 switch, said environment and transport Department, Katrin Eder (Green) on Friday at the presentation of all proposed evaluators of interventions.

Markus Schug

correspondent Rhein-Main Süd.

F. A. Z.

with the new rules, the to 1. September is expected to enter into force, could be exposed to the original for the autumn announced a ban on older diesel cars until further notice. This "last step" requested by the administrative court in its judgment of 2018, if it is not differently were possible, the Europe-wide nitrogen dioxide targets permanently and comprehensively.

Diesel driving bans only as a last resort

Eder admitted on Friday that the especially Corona-induced decline in traffic volumes at times by up to 50 percent in the spring, the extremely low measured values of considerably less than 42 micrograms is likely to be per cubic meter of air responsible. I should currently have installed, therefore, "almost everything in the green zone," because very quickly, the fleet of buses and in cycle routes invested in. In addition, Mainz is set consistently on the tram, whose power in the medium term should be further expanded. It and the city not only to the values of each of the critical points as before to the Parcusstraße and to press on the Rhine street and Rhine Avenue down, insured Eder: but to be a real Traffic-friendly mobility to the environment.

Should the two Central elements, so the Tempo-30-Zone, the to 1. July is set to be introduced on the Rhine axis, and the other one for buses, taxis and cyclists are provided for environmental trace between Emperor street and Quintin street, not enough will, if necessary, be talking about Diesel-driving bans. However, only as a last resort, only for older vehicles to Euro 4 standards and also for individual sections of the route on Rhine street and Rhine Avenue.

Because the Theodor-Heuss-bridge is to remain for all traffic participants. And also, the Park houses and event halls in the City if a ban will still be necessary, with the exception of permits continue to be accessible. Whether presented as a draft to be rich in Detail but also discuss arrangements to hold the air in Mainz city centre is noticeably cleaner, will. No later than 31. February 2021, then again to be found, whether it is not need to ban the Rhine axis, a driving.

Updated Date: 20 June 2020, 21:19

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