Turbo for Berlin’s bus lanes, cycle paths and tickets

Turbo for Berlin’s bus lanes, cycle paths and tickets

New routes should be ready within eight months. And Senator Jarasch is hoping for cheap public transport tickets as early as May.

Free travel for buses, cyclists and BVG customers ! Traffic Senator Bettina Jarasch (Greens) hopes that the planned cheap public transport ticket (9 euros/month) will come as early as May.

The senator is also turbocharging bus lanes and cycle paths – new routes should be ready within eight months.

There were many plans, but the implementation mostly failed due to a lack of staff, finances, and the back and forth between authorities. The Transport Senate has therefore offered the districts to speed up the implementation process through closer cooperation.

But it’s always just about simple projects where markings, bollards, traffic signs are sufficient – without major conversions such as moving edges, etc. To save time, the Senate also takes on the tenders.

► Turbo cycle paths: Nine districts are participating. The first routes: Boelckestrasse, Steglitzer Damm, Allee der Kosmonauten, Berliner Strasse / Grunewaldstrasse

► Turbo bus lanes: Hubertusallee (180 m), Kurt-Schumacher-Damm (700 m), Britzer Damm (1600 m), Ringslebenstraße (140 m), Brunsbütteler Damm (200 m), Hildburghauser Straße (270 m ).

“Bike lanes create more safety, bus lanes make public transport faster,” says Jarasch. She hopes more counties will be willing to cooperate with the Senate.

Because the list of bus lanes that have long been arranged but not finished is still long, e.g. Prinzenallee (400 m), Rheinstraße (870 m), Clayallee (890 m), Hindenburgdamm (700/ 400 m), Scharnweberstraße (700 m), Daumstraße (660 m).

And what is the point of the public transport cheap ticket announced by the federal government for three months at 9 euros each? Details are still open. Berlin’s transport senator even hopes that it will be completely free. And if it doesn’t apply from May, the period of validity is during the holidays – many people went away then.

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