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There has been a pop-up cycle lane on the north side of Frankfurter Allee heading into the city towards Alexanderplatz at the level of the Samariterstrasse underground station between Voigtstrasse and Proskauer Strasse since May 2020. This is an unprotected pop-up cycle lane with a length of approximately 450 metres. The cycle lane is intended to defuse areas of conflict between cycle and pedestrian traffic at the entrance and exit of the Samariterstrasse underground station. By shifting cycle traffic onto the road, the intention was to improve the situation for cycle traffic, but also, and above all, to improve the situation for pedestrians at certain places.
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Although there has been an increase in the number of cyclists on Frankfurter Allee since 2019, this development does not significantly exceed the Berlin-wide trend.
- Motor vehicles
In 2019, the TEU traffic detectors recorded traffic volumes of almost 45,000 motor vehicles per day on Frankfurter Allee. Since April 2020, traffic volumes have dropped to well below 38,000 vehicles per day. However, it can be assumed that this reduction in motor vehicle traffic is largely due to the construction sites. A clear correlation between the development of cycling infrastructure and a reduction in motor vehicle traffic cannot be drawn.
In Berlin as a whole, NO2 pollution has recently been on the decline. This decline is partly due to the Corona pandemic and partly due to a change in the registration procedure for new vehicles. It has now been ensured that modern vehicles not only comply with the mandatory exhaust emission standards on the test bench but also on the road. There is no noticeable trend on Frankfurter Allee that clearly deviates from the other main roads. Especially in the summer months, the level of pollution on Frankfurter Allee is lower than on the other main roads considered. This trend has been slightly more pronounced since 2020 than it was in 2019.