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The Berlin Senate and the Mitte district decided to extend the “Promenade Friedrichstrasse” project until the end of October this year, as the responsible Senate Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection announced on Friday. Further data such as traffic volume, air quality and noise level are to be collected.
The car-free Friedrichstrasse as a Berlin pilot project had received positive feedback, but also met with criticism, said Environment Senator Regine Günther. “It is therefore important to conduct the debates with urban society and the neighbors on the basis of robust data. Due to the corona situation, these could only be collected to a limited extent so far.”
The model project was originally supposed to run until the end of January and, among other things, lead to a revitalization of the retail trade in the area.
The traffic also increased less strongly in the surrounding streets than decreased in the Friedrichstraße. Cyclists generally kept to the speed limit of 20 kilometers per hour.
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