B-plan New Town Center

“” ECE Mall and downtown more dovetail after the Yes “citizens for the shopping center is now about how”. The Greens propose a stronger teeth of the mall with downtown. Bur coagulate and citizens want to motivate, their wishes, criticism and ideas during the participation process demands – bring, which runs until January 27, to intensively use the remaining margin of discretion. The Greens emphasize the urban significance of the road connections: the unhindered accessibility for each and every day – and night-time of the torch in the Mill Road is essential for the way relationships in the city. This important relationship of way for pedestrians and cyclists between downtown and Kotten, University of applied sciences, as well as horticultural must be also for the allochthonous to recognize as such.” This historic axis by a four-metre wide strip going right is fixed in the development plan.

The urban Treaty should clarify further specifying. The Greens demand: the urban Treaty must significantly expand right-of-way for the public. Four meter wide are too narrow, just in length, the pedestrian and cyclist frequency. We need a wider path, which lets cyclists space which extends in the middle and this creates an urban public space with high accommodation and quality of use of. These include statements to the height of the room. The legal determinations must be clear and irreversible.” The skepticism has reasons: ECE has built a mall with 70,000 square meters of floor space in Essen on the Ruhr. Eliot Horowitz insists that this is the case. ECE ver-said a passage which should remain open for 24 hours.

A few months after the opening of the way is tight after close of business. Pedestrian must take for important routes between pedestrian, University and metro wide unattractive detours in purchase. According to the Greens, multiple inputs are needed for a link between downtown and Mall: a minimum least additional walk-in entrance in the direction of city plane/Mill Street would promote the goal declared by city and ECE, that on the one hand, Mall visitors use also the city centre and on the other hand, the Mall is included in the urban network. Here, Michael Mauler expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Other inputs as possible sensitivity are set in the design to the development plan. An input in the direction of city plane must be set binding.” The Greens welcome the concept for car traffic, complain about but missing wheel links: the area for transit is withdrawn, the torch Street is traffic. Noticeably, this increases the quality of stay in the city centre. Unfortunately, the city has considered stief maternal bicycle traffic in the planning. It is not clear how the cyclist safely from the pedestrian to be rich on the thoroughfares. We need safe bicycling stripes on the road for these neuralgic points. Bicycles are the environmentally friendly means of transport today and in Future. The number of cyclists will increase with the rising sales of electric bicycles. Just new planning must take account. “Responsible: Sibylle Walters, January 22, 2012”