Bernhard panzer it is a clear announcement: the city is to cancel the construction project "south bypass" with immediate effect. Behind this demand are the green group and the city council of the "party". The city council is scheduled to meet on 14. July deal with it.
The applicants cite a change in people’s awareness as justification. "Our city needs mobility for tomorrow instead of yesterday’s solutions", it says in the application. Work behavior is changing, with home offices on the rise, which is now becoming apparent in the corona crisis. The number of commuters will therefore continue to decline. To make matters worse, the climate problem is the central task of humanity in the 21st century.The 21st century is.
"Biotope will be destroyed"
Literally, it is said in the motion sent by the green faction chairman peter simon: "so we do not understand why we as a city want to put at least 40 million euros of money, which we no longer necessarily have available because of corona, into the road construction project southern bypass." especially since this would destroy one of the few green lungs and biotopes of herzogenaurach. "The southern bypass is in fact a southern bypass", it continues. And: "let us therefore rather develop an alternative solution for the traffic problem in niederndorf!"
Because this problem for the inhabitants of the largest herzogenauracher local part is quite conscious the applicants. Therefore, a concept is to be developed with the help of a traffic route planner and with citizen participation. Because the road project would not improve traffic congestion either for niederndorf or for herzogenaurach, on the contrary: "it would bring even more cars into the center of the city and thus potentially even worsen the traffic situation.
Instead on the track
Furthermore in the request to the city surrounding country railroad one refers, which should have priority before the car. And besides, an aurachtalbahn is also being considered. "More than 2000 schaeffler employees now live in furth", is written. "A possible S-bahn to herzogenaurach via erlangen bruck could enable these people to leave their cars at home and take the S-bahn to work."
Greens and party belong to the so-called gestaltungsmehrheit in the city council, which mayor german hacker (SPD) has formed around him. The parliamentary groups involved do not agree on the southern bypass. Hacker stands with the majority of the city council members clearly for the southern bypass.