Redesigned Karl-Marx-Allee completed

Redesigned Karl-Marx-Allee completed

After a good two years of construction, the newly designed Karl-Marx-Allee in Mitte was officially opened on Monday. The 900 meter long section between Alexanderplatz and Strausberger Platz now has only two instead of three lanes for cars in each direction, but protected bicycle lanes up to four meters wide on both sides, according to the traffic administration.

Regine Günther (Die Grüne), Verkehrssenatorin von Berlin

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Regine Günther (The Greens), Senator of Transportation of Berlin.

On the median strip of Karl-Marx-Allee there are now green spaces instead of parking spaces - this change at the instigation of traffic senator Regine Günther (Greens) in the middle of the already ongoing reconstruction process had caused trouble in December among residents, the Mitte district and in the red-red-green coalition.
In the course of the redesign of the Magistrale, which was also used for military parades in GDR times, 29 trees were planted, hedges and decorative beds were created. 35 benches invite you to linger. The street lighting was designed in the 1960s and converted to energy-saving lamps. The Senate Traffic Administration estimated the total cost of the project at 13 million euros.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 26. October 2020 15:48 Uhr

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