The section near the Gendarmenmarkt that has been closed since the end of January in favour of a pedestrian zone will be reopened to motorised traffic on 1 July, as the traffic administration announced on Tuesday. The background to the decision was objections by residents against the 500-metre pedestrian zone between Leipziger Strasse and Französischer Strasse, some of which were connected with summary proceedings in court. A moratorium was to be offered to the complainants. A broad participation process for an overall urban development and traffic concept for the historic centre would then begin in autumn.
Friedrichstraße open to cars again from July
Cars and motorbikes will soon be allowed to drive on Friedrichstraße in Mitte again.