After a traffic jam and complaints: end-of-traffic-lights-experiment | Gilching

The traffic light just past the entrance to the village of Gilching is to be replaced by a pure pedestrian traffic light. Since the construction of the provisio

After a traffic jam and complaints: end-of-traffic-lights-experiment | Gilching

The traffic light just past the entrance to the village of Gilching is to be replaced by a pure pedestrian traffic light. Since the construction of the provisional restoration, two months ago, the plant was just six hours into the operation – with disastrous consequences.

Gilching – "Violently to offensive." With these words, Gilchings mayor Manfred Walter describes the reactions of road users to the traffic light at the intersection On the Roman stone/Munich road. Only in mid-March, the provisional was constructed at the same time with the Change of the traffic routing. Since it is a bent right-of-way road from the Gilchinger the centre of the town in the direction of geisen Brunn. The traffic from the direction of highway will have to wait. The aim of the project: the junction for pedestrians and cyclists safer – and the passing traffic slow down, and on the West by-pass will bring.

at the meeting of the municipal Council on Tuesday evening (beginning: 19 PM, city hall) wants to pull Walter's balance sheet. And is so clear that he is proposing to the panel to replace the existing full traffic lights by pedestrians need traffic lights. The right-of-way control should remain.

Nine minutes of backwash

The least road users will have seen the light in the two months of its existence at all in operation. It is also only about six hours in total, as Walter explains in an interview with the Starnberger Merkur. On two afternoons in each case of about 13 clock, the test would have taken place by stages, he says. Result: "The measured back pressure at peak time in the direction of the centre of the town was not in the top-nine minutes (backwater to the confluence unterbrunner Ring), wherein in the direction of Starnberg/geisen Brunn, the waiting time was negligible," - said in the session template. In addition to the sometimes abusive reactions on the spot, there had also been "a high number of negative feedback".

Especially impressive: at The time of these Tests, the sharpest output restrictions prevailed in the Wake of the Corona-crisis. In the case of normal traffic load can be expected at peak times with long queues, up to the roundabout at the industrial Park East (Porsche centre) or even up to the Lindau motorway. "We had to abort the attempt to restore it," Walter frankly. Moreover, the optimization of the phase circuit at the traffic light would not have prevented the backlog. The modified right-of-way control working but otherwise "perfectly," he says.

not to say Whether or not he gets on Tuesday in the municipal Council a majority for his proposal, he could yesterday. "The mood is very ambivalent. I'm excited about.“

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Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 01:33

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