Municipalities – Aachen – Aachen and Münster want to test Tempo 30: Bonn is also there – politics

Aachen / Münster (dpa / lnw) – Aachen and Münster, together with five other large cities, have demanded more leeway from the federal government in order to be able to introduce Tempo 30 on main roads. To this end, the road traffic law is to be changed. At 30 km / h, the streets would be much safer and quieter for pedestrians, cyclists and residents, according to a position paper presented in Berlin on Tuesday. The air could also become cleaner.

Augsburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Hanover, Leipzig and Ulm are also involved in the initiative. In the afternoon, the city of Bonn also announced its participation. The cities hope that the new Bundestag will change the law after the general election at the end of September.

With Tempo 30 in the main road network of the cities, it is not about an undifferentiated and blanket measure, emphasize the cities. You therefore propose model projects. The aim is to investigate, for example, whether local public transport is disadvantaged by lower maximum speeds and how this could be compensated. The effects on bicycle traffic are also to be examined.

“The maximum permissible speed must finally be able to be arranged everywhere by the responsible road traffic authorities in such a way that it is appropriate after weighing up all relevant environmental, traffic and urban planning-related issues,” it said. This opens up a development for the cities “in the direction of more liveliness, quality of life and sustainability”.

“The capacity for traffic is not restricted by Tempo 30, but the quality of stay is noticeably increased,” said the cities. “And in relation to the length of the road network, Tempo 30 has long been the rule and no longer the exception in most cities.”

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