Last week the Planning Committee of the Munich City Council has decided to expand the pedestrian area surrounding the Marienplatz square. Between the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and the corner of Landschafts-/Altenhof- and Dienerstraße to the Rindermarkt, busses, taxis and cyclists will no longer be allowed to drive, based on a joined request of the City’s SPD and CDU of parties.
Dr. Ingo Mittermaier, city council and transport spokesman for the SPD group at the City Hall sees the decision as a win for pedestrians, “In the future pedestrians will be able to stroll across the Marienplatz, without having to worry about cars, cyclists and busses.
For cyclists, there will be a north-south connection from Hofgarten through the Goppelstrasse and Sparkassenstrasse to the Viktualienmarkt. In order to make this route sutable for cyclists, some sections will have to be rebuilt.