The Senate and districts have agreed to the first bike lanes and bus lanes, which will be installed more quickly as part of an immediate program. This initially includes five bike lanes and nine bus lanes in six districts.
This was announced by traffic senator Bettina Jarasch on Monday at an appointment with transit councilors from Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Steglitz-Zehlendorf Saskia Ellenbrinck and Urban Aykal (all Greens).
Thus, the first cycle routes are Steglitzer Damm between Sembritzkistraße and Attilastraße, Allee der Kosmonauten from Elisabethstraße to Landsberger Allee, the street along Berliner and Grunewaldstraße between Blissestraße and Akazienstraße and Boelckestraße from Hoeppnerstraße to Dudenstraße.
The bus lanes will initially be installed at Hubertusallee, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm and Spandauer Damm in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, three sections along Britzer Damm in Neukölln and at Brunsbütteler Damm in Spandau and at Hildburghauser Straße in Marienfelde.
“Our goal is to be faster in implementation,” Jarasch said. The new bike lanes created additional safety on the roads. Bus lanes, in turn, will make local transportation faster and more attractive.
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“Together with the districts, we consider what the most important bike routes are and where they can be put on the road relatively quickly,” the senator said. In total, collaboration agreements have been signed with nine districts to speed up the implementation of cycle paths. According to Jarasch, the districts of Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Reinickendorf and Treptow-Köpenick are still considering which routes should be included in the immediate program.
The three districts with CDU transport councilors Pankow, Spandau and Lichtenberg, on the other hand, are not making use of the Senate administration’s offer, as already announced.