The bike path must end with nothing – a danger to cyclists in the direction of Brieselang

Valkensi / Preslang. Citizens’ demands to build bike paths are getting higher and higher in many places. Peter Libby from Brieselang is also someone who has made himself strong, but there is still a long way to go to reach his goal. “Politics is constantly talking about a shift in traffic, but it’s not happening enough, we’re far behind other European countries like Denmark or the Netherlands,” complains the 63-year-old from Zesto.

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L 201 from Falkensee in the direction of Brieselang, just before the level intersection.

The course route is planned only up to the Alter Finkenkrug / L 201 . crossing

His critique relates to plans for the bicycle path on Landesstraße 201 between the city limits of Falkensee and the level crossing in the direction of Brieselang. “Of course I am glad that this has finally been built. However, not until the connection point to the cycle path at Landesstraße 202, as hoped and reasonable, but only until the junction Alter Finkenkrug / L 201”, says Peter Liebe. Viewed from the Falkensee, it ends about 300 meters before the level intersection. This forces cyclists to cross the state road, where they are required to continue on the right side according to the regulations after the end of the cycle path, which then runs on the left side in the direction of Brieselang. Crossing assist is not planned at this point, as the left-hand course course will be built in the future. “Theoretically, this can only happen in 20 years,” says Peter Libby.

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Level intersection on L 201.

Level intersection on L 201.

Peter Libby sees the danger of crossing the state road at “Alter Finkenkrug” in the fact that this point is about 100 meters from a bend. “The vehicles coming from the Falkenzie can therefore be identified later,” he says. “Cars go 60 kilometers per hour, and some of them, of course, go over the limit.” So cyclists should be very careful when crossing. “But not everyone is fit enough to cross the road very quickly. Some older people may need a few seconds more. This fact is unacceptable. A lap path should increase the safety of cyclists. But it does not. It makes the danger even greater, warns Libby, who often rides his bike himself and is aware of the dangers. He states another aspect: “Children and youth use this road to reach school in both directions, and also in their spare time to reach Nymphensee near Brieselang.”

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After it became known in January of this year that the state road authority would build the bike path, the German Public Cycling Club (ADFC) also identified planning deficiencies from the point of view of the local Falkensee group, as well as a lack of a section of about 300 meters above the lines Railways. The problem is that the bike path in the area from Heideweg to Alter Finkenkrug has to run directly on the road, separated by only a 50cm-wide strip, ADFC’s Uwe Kaufmann said in February (MAZ reported). In addition, it was criticized that the bike path should be below road level from the end of town to Heideweg. “Oncoming vehicles blind cyclists at night,” Uwe Kaufmann explained.

Even Peter Libby started a petition

Peter Libby himself is not a member of the ADFC, nor is he affiliated with any party or institution. Peter Libby says he has already created an entire volume on the subject – including several MAZ articles and all correspondence. “I have really spoken to everyone, with the ADFC, with members of the Falkensee city council, community representatives in Brieselang, members of the State Parliament and the State Road Authority. I have even submitted a petition which is currently being examined by the Petitions Committee of the Brandenburg State Parliament,” according to the newspaper. Zestor. “What could result from this is that the government company still has to plan the course of the cycle further,” says Libby. What he wishes is a bigger appointment on site with all the decision makers. “So you understand much better where the problems and dangers lie.”

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