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The Green Mayor of Hanover, Belit Onay, rides a cargo bike on the cycle path on Friedrichswall.
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First the SPD and the Greens fashioned a coalition with one another in Hanover, now they’re combating one another. It's about cycle streets and parking areas, however way more.

EA bike owner and a truck face one another in a slender avenue. For forty minutes. Neither of them needs to present in. The video from Hanover induced a stir throughout Germany six years in the past. The case continues to have an effect within the Lower Saxony state capital to at the present time. A short while later, a resident of Kleefelder Strasse turned to the executive courtroom. The judges dominated that Kleefelder Straße was far too slender for its standing as a bicycle avenue that can be open to automobile site visitors due to the parking areas on the sting. The metropolis administration got here to the conclusion that parking areas would now need to be eradicated in lots of different bicycle streets within the metropolis with a purpose to adjust to the ruling.

Reinhard Bingener

Political correspondent for Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Bremen based mostly in Hanover.

For the Green Mayor Belit Onay, the decision was at first look a stroke of luck. Because it pressured the town administration to do one thing the Greens need anyway: fewer parking areas.