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▷ Deutsche Umwelthilfe starts the second stage of the interactive campaign Pop-up Cycle Paths Now !: …

16.03.2021 – 09:47

Deutsche Umwelthilfe eV

Berlin (ots)

  • DUH has already received over 6,000 suggestions for cities in which they should apply for pop-up cycle paths, cycle streets and Tempo 30
  • Since the end of January, the DUH has submitted formal applications to 244 cities and municipalities
  • Citizens can now submit applications for the rededication of specific road sections in their home town directly at www.duh.de/pop-up-radwege-jetzt

The Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) is calling on all citizens to participate in a hands-on campaign to make suggestions for cycle paths or speed reductions for the “Pop-up cycle paths now!” Citizens’ applications name specific streets on which pop-up cycle paths, cycle streets and Tempo 30 are urgently needed. So far, the DUH has received more than 6,000 suggestions for cities in which to submit formal applications. After examining these proposals, the DUH submitted formal applications to 244 cities and municipalities.

Jürgen Resch, Federal Managing Director of the DUH: “We call on the cities and municipalities to accelerate the necessary turnaround in traffic away from cars and towards bicycles, buses and trains. We show with our legal opinion that it is very possible to leave car tracks in protected cycle paths or side streets within a few weeks and months convert them into bicycle streets and improve traffic safety and air quality in urban areas at a speed of 30. The local people know best where this short-term reallocation is most urgent. That is why we are now relying on the expertise of the local people. You can use the suggestions Moving something directly in their hometown for specific road sections. We support people via an online tool with our formal applications and a legal opinion. The time for excuses is over. “

In Brussels, Paris, Madrid or cities such as Budapest and Tirana in Albania, uncomplicated, protected bike paths were created on car lanes during the corona pandemic. In London, 100 kilometers of new bike lanes have been set up since the beginning of the pandemic, which has tripled bicycle traffic. In the whole of Germany it was only about 40 kilometers last year.

Resch continues: “For years, cycling plans have been gathering dust in the drawers of local administrations. Implementation is not progressing, however. Now that the second pandemic spring is just around the corner, it is time to act. If a city wants to achieve that people by the end of the Lockdowns don’t all get into the car, they now have to implement the existing cycling plans within a few weeks and take into account the suggestions of the citizens from our campaign. “

So far, it has taken up to ten years from the first planning to the actual establishment of new cycle paths. Since last year, the DUH has been campaigning for the possibility of pop-up cycle paths that can be implemented at short notice. Claims that pop-up cycle paths are not legally feasible were refuted by the DUH in a legal opinion. The report by the Berlin law firm Geulen & Klinger confirms that pop-up measures are also permissible regardless of infection protection law considerations.

Background:

Of the 244 cities in which the DUH has submitted applications, 152 have already reported directly to the DUH. The DUH has previously submitted applications in these municipalities, including Bad Kreuznach, Bensheim, Hemer, Norden, Oranienburg, Springe, Syke, Wolfenbüttel:

  • Baden-Württemberg: Aalen, Backnang, Baden-Baden, Bühl, Esslingen am Neckar, Freiburg, Friedrichshafen, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Konstanz, Lindau (Bodensee), Lörrach, Ludwigsburg, Mannheim, Marbach am Neckar, Metzingen, Offenburg, Ostfildern , Pforzheim, Radolfzell am Bodensee, Ravensburg, Reutlingen, Schwäbisch Hall, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Überlingen, Ulm, Villingen-Schwenningen, Weil am Rhein, Weinheim
  • Bavaria: Amberg, Ansbach, Aschaffenburg, Augsburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Coburg, Deggendorf, Erlangen, Fürth, Freising, Haar, Hersbruck, Hof, Ingolstadt, Kaufbeuren, Kempten (Allgäu), Kulmbach, Landshut, Memmingen, Munich, Neuburg an der Danube, Neutraubling, Neu-Ulm, Nuremberg, Olching, Passau, Pfaffenhofen ad Ilm, Poing, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Röthenbach adPegnitz, Schwabach, Schweinfurt, Straubing, Traunstein, Vaterstetten, Weiden idOpf., Weilheim, Weßling, Wolnzach, Wolfratshausen, Wörthsee , Würzburg, Zorneding
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg: Brandenburg an der Havel, Cottbus, Eichwalde, Frankfurt (Oder), Oranienburg, Potsdam
  • Bremen: Bremen, Bremerhaven
  • Hamburg
  • Hesse: Alsfeld, Bad Homburg vd Höhe, Bad Hersfeld, Bad Vilbel, Bensheim, Brachttal, Darmstadt, Dietzenbach, Frankfurt am Main, Fulda, Gießen, Kassel, Limburg ad Lahn, Marburg, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Oberursel (Taunus), Offenbach, Rodgau, Rüsselsheim am Main, Wiesbaden
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Greifswald, Ludwigslust, Neubrandenburg, Rostock, Schwerin, Stralsund, Wismar
  • Lower Saxony: Braunschweig, Celle, Cuxhaven, Delmenhorst, Emden, Göttingen, Hanover, Hildesheim, Lüneburg, North, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Rotenburg (Wümme), Salzgitter, Stade, Wilhelmshaven, Wolfsburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: Aachen, Bielefeld, Bad Honnef, Bergisch Gladbach, Bochum, Bonn, Bottrop, Datteln, Detmold, Dortmund, Drensteinfurt, Duisburg, Düren, Düren district, Düsseldorf, Engelskirchen, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Gladbeck, Gronau, Gütersloh, Hagen , Hamm, Hattingen, Hemer, Hennef, Herford, Herne, Herzogenrath, Hilden, Horstmar, Kamen, Kempen, Kleve, Cologne, Krefeld, Lemgo, Leverkusen, Lippstadt, Lüdenscheid, Lünen, Marl, Moers, Mönchengladbach, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Münster, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Neuss, Oberhausen, Paderborn, Ratingen, Recklinghausen, Remscheid, Rheinberg, Schwerte, Siegen, Solingen, Stolberg (Rhld.), Telgte, Tönisvorst, Velbert, Voerde, Warstein, Wesel, Witten, Wuppertal
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: Annweiler am Trifels, Bad Kreuznach, Frankenthal, Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Landau, Ludwigshafen, Mainz, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Speyer, Springe, Syke, Trier, Wolfenbüttel, Worms, Zweibrücken
  • Saarland: Lebach, Saarbrücken
  • Saxony: Chemnitz, Dresden, Görlitz, Hoyerswerda, Leipzig, Plauen, Radebeul, Zwickau
  • Saxony-Anhalt: Dessau-Roßlau, Halle (Saale), Magdeburg
  • Schleswig-Holstein: Bad Segeberg, Eckernförde, Eutin, Fehmarn, Flensburg, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Kiel, Lübeck, Neumünster, Rendsburg, Schleswig, Wedel
  • Thuringia: Eisenach, Erfurt, Gera, Jena, Suhl, Weimar

Links:

Press contact:

Jürgen Resch, Federal Managing Director
0171 3649170, [email protected]

DUH press office:

Matthias Walter, Marlen Bachmann, Thomas Grafe
030 2400867-20, [email protected]

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