The traffic situation at Wiedikon Forge in Zurich has been causing problems for years. Now the city introduces a new order and cultivates avenues.
About ten years ago, Wiedikon forge, one of the busiest intersections in District 3, was redesigned to be car-free. But since then, the Bicycle Traffic Department has frequently caused problems—particularly those areas that pedestrians have to share with cyclists. Last Friday, the city made plans to fix some problem areas in the neighborhood.
Among other things, the Civil Engineering Department wants to place separate bike lanes on the pedestrian islands at the intersection and eliminate mixed traffic on the sidewalks. Cyclists get a separate bike path. In front of the Migros branch, this leads to Zurlinden Street, which in the future will be available for bikes in both directions. For this purpose, it is necessary to reduce the route and introduce a one-way system for vehicular traffic between Bremgartenstrasse and Birmensdorferstrasse, as indicated in the tender.