What will Nordhausen look like in the future? : 05/16/2022, 18:37

The Urban Development Commission kicked off today with a sporting look at a bike-friendly future. Even then, an interim report on urban redevelopment in Nordhausen Nord kept things moving…

In Nordhausen Nord, there is an attempt to create a sustainable area (Image: Google Earth)

Mayor Alexandra Rieger started with her information for the present: On Saturday, citizens, the ADFC Cycling Club and district representatives gathered for a workshop on the concept of integrated mobility.


The focus was on the current state of cycling, including known problems, as well as participants’ thoughts on the future of a bike-friendly city in 2040. A speed limit of 30 is implemented on “streets together” so that cars and bikes can coexist peacefully and safely, but Downtown is almost Carless. The area around the city center is connected by well-developed bike paths, where there are secure parking facilities and services. Petra Demir from the city administration explained that these are not concrete plans, they wanted to collect ideas and ideas.

In keeping with the theme, the weekend in Nordhausen was ’round in’. In June, you are also invited to “City Cycling” again, which this time you want to organize at the same time with the district. Initially on June 4, Rieger said, they will begin a combined bike tour and ride on the new trails near Hesrud and Heerden, and the tour should end in Salzakeli with a small stop at the local club.

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The urban redevelopment plans for Nordhausen Nord are much more tangible than the 2040 concert you’d hoped for, but they’re still not entirely dry. However, Petra Demir gave the Urban Development Committee temporary status on the large-scale design project, on the condition that changes are possible and that one would certainly have to wait for more public participation before one could actually make concrete statements. The introduction to the public, and especially to residents of the area, will be carried out next month.

And this is the situation: coming from the direction of Petersdorf, a bicycle path leads into the city and connects with the inner city paths. Parallel to the bike path, a modern parking facility will be constructed on the new access road at the end of town, with a play and recreation facility for all generations to be built slightly behind it. The roundabout at the upper end of the Stolberger Strasse is set to be surrounded by three “city squares”, which would be devoted discreetly to the climate problem. In the area north of the circle, one thinks of making the “storm” theme noticeable through cultivation, that is, through the lush greenery that can be swept up in the wind on top of the hill.

Between Aldi and Nordhaus is the motto “rain”. Here you can imagine low maintenance vegetation islands that can be supplied sustainably with water via rainwater retention basins. The car park next to the Nordhaus will be provided as a public space and the Aldi supermarket will transform its main entrance towards the city so that it can be more easily reached on foot. The parking lot in the market should also move slightly accordingly. Shortly before the current entrance to the parking lot, previous plans had called for street crossing assistance. To the west, at the third mooring point of the “City Tour”, the theme of “Heat” will be dealt with. The connection to Robert-Koch-Strasse was planned as part of the ongoing transformation of the Ossietzky district.

The project began as part of the International Building Fair and includes, among other things, the so-called “Citizen’s Gardens”, which aim to enable residents to customize public spaces more than before. Bicycle parking facilities and “mobility centers” are also on the agenda, as is power generation through photovoltaics, modern rainwater management and the colonization of climate-resistant tree species.

Demer emphasized several times that the plans presented are a temporary state rather than the final plan and that one should wait for public participation before one could make more realistic statements at the end of the year. The costs are currently estimated at around 900,000 euros, 90 percent of which will be covered from various funding sources.
Angelo Glass Hail

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