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knobelsdorff | sophiecharlottestr

knobelsdorffstr directly leads from out of our neighborhood to junction kaiserdamm of a100 motorway. as there have been heavy roadworks on the next junction of a100 it was - with some influence of neighborhood-organisation - decided, to block the street for motorized vehicles, where it enters our neighborhood, so cars do not use shortcut through our declared 'play street', when they are mentally still on the motorway.


result was, that traffic behavour in the neighborhood in general (not only on knobelsdorffstr) calmed down a lot and got much closer to the 'play street' principals, that is priority of pedestrians, playing kids, cyclers etc to cars and speed limit of 7km/h. so a neighborhood intiative arised to keep block after finalization of roadworks, which was officially decided. now, a year later, the block is opened. there was claim forcing 'free traffic' and politicans decided in advance...


first manoveur was. to replace traffic lights. at least a good idea, so my kids can cross the street, that is still signaged as 'play street' safely there...

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Taken on May 11, 2012