First Friedrichshain, then Kreuzberg – and soon it will be rampant throughout Berlin: Polleritis!
By Hildburg Bruns and Emma Neugebauer
The residents are happy about less through traffic, drivers are annoyed about detours.
“Many frustrated drivers then drive on one-way streets that they are not allowed to use. Actually, they should turn around when they notice that they cannot continue because of the bollards, “says bar manager Steven Ewen (50).
►Pop-up bike paths in Berlin are allowed to stay for the time being!
The fire brigade sees red on this pop-up cycle path
In the case of initiatives, the blocks are called Kiez-Blocks, the plans pop up like pop-up bike paths. “We want to create many new neighborhood blocks in the next legislature. We want to get cars out of streets and neighborhoods and create space for life – for children, culture and nature, ”said the Greens about their plans.
In an application for the party congress last weekend, the Left pleads for an immediate state program: pilot projects are to be implemented as models for local initiatives. “Kiez blocks create a new quality of stay,” says the application.
In Pankow, 18 neighborhoods have already been examined, in autumn five favorites with the best conditions were selected, including Langhanskiez, Winsviertel, Kollwitzplatz and Helmholtzkiez.
The re, neighborhood garages for private cars will only be built on the edges, the streets will remain free.