Radentscheid in Offenbach: Six wishes and a Vision

the goal is to make Offenbach for a cycle-friendly city, are actually all in agreement. It is questionable, however, how this is to be achieved, and especially

Radentscheid in Offenbach: Six wishes and a Vision

the goal is to make Offenbach for a cycle-friendly city, are actually all in agreement. It is questionable, however, how this is to be achieved, and especially at what pace. The initiators of the citizens ' initiative Radentscheid Offenbach, Germany, have presented their key demands in a recent press interview, not the reconstruction of the road space expected to be fast enough. With a Six-point program that should, if possible, be within five years, you may wish to move the politicians to "for respect and equal rights for all traffic participants and for more surface area of justice", as Jochen Teichmann, spokesman for the bipartisan Initiative, said.

Markus Schug

correspondent Rhein-Main Süd.

F. A. Z.

In a first step, you want to collect, therefore, from September of signatures for a citizens ' initiative, the prerequisite for the introduction of a referendum would be. The organizers are sure, to find quickly the needed around 2800 supporters. It's not going to demonise the car, say the organizers. "But we want to turn a Traffic!"

And you have a Vision. Some of what was taken after several rounds of discussions and information events on the paper, in line with the projects, which also play in the city since 2017-driven project "Bike Offenbach" is a part of the 2021 planned construction of Bicycle roads with a total length of nine kilometers, and the creation of surroundings faster connections for Cycling enthusiasts, commuters. In Offenbach, where in 2017, and, statistically, eleven percent of all trips by Bicycle have been placed, there is room for improvement, showed a survey of the population, according to a third of the citizens is happy with the bike, however, only about every Tenth is held by the city for Bicycle-friendly.

in order for something to change rapidly

Thus, it quickly changes, calling for the approximately 150 Bicycle lobbyists in your Foundation paper, for example, to achieve within five years, "a continuous close-meshed cycle network". The main routes would have to be reached from almost every apartment and every house in the shortest amount of time, and the schools to connect with each other.

Additional safety precautions and markings on streets, at intersections and junctions are also part of the proposals, such as the desire for further storage iron, which should be covered in the ideal case; in addition, there is a lack of additional Main crossings and a cargo bike concept. Along the main roads every year and a sufficient width of cycle tracks should be on a total length of five kilometers created; on the same length would be to transform roads in Radstraßen with colored Asphalt. According to the model of Barcelona created "Superblocks" or "Superilles" applies to it, also in Offenbach, whole residential areas, in traffic stay rooms to Play in, to turn Chat and shopping, where cyclists and pedestrians have priority.

While the through traffic would be the outside pass around. For the realization of the concept according to the Radentscheid Initiative for additional revenue from an expansion of Parking space management to win. It is going to make Offenbach a "climate-neutral city with safe bike paths, better air, better quality of life and less noise".

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 12:19

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