Part of Friedrichstraße to become pedestrian zone again

Part of Friedrichstraße to become pedestrian zone again

Parts of Berlin's Friedrichstrasse will be a pedestrian zone from Monday morning.

Autofreie Friedrichstraße (2)

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According to the traffic administration, the "order for redesignation" officially required for this was published in the official gazette on Friday and thus applies from Monday. The 500-meter section between Leipziger Straße and Französische Straße will thus be permanently closed to car traffic. Cyclists should use the parallel Charlottenstraße, which has been a bicycle lane since November of last year.

Greening and long-term redesign planned

According to the Senate Department for Urban Mobility, there will be an initial one-week reconstruction phase. Among other things, seating is to be installed. Information points at the entrances to the pedestrian zone will explain the rules that apply there. For example, a parking ban will also apply to the section from Monday onwards. In addition, greenery is planned for the spring. In a further step, the long-term transformation of the car-free section of Friedrichstraße will be tackled, whichSenator Bettina Jarasch (Green Party) estimates will take several years.
Author: dpa/
Publication date: 30 January 2023
Last updated: 30 January 2023

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