Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 at 7pm in the town hall (Rathaus) where a “Bürgerdialog” is being held.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

During the evening the town’s administration will be informing the people of Oberursel about the current concept for the flow of traffic in the area and giving them a chance to put forward their own opinions about it.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Collision with overtaking taxi

An accident occurred late at night at the junction of the Oberhöchstadter Straße and Weingärtenumgehung on Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013.

The 19-year-old driver of an Audi heading out of the town wanted to turn left from the Oberhöchstadter Straße onto the Weingärtenumgehung (by-pass), when just before the turning he was overtaken by a taxi.

The vehicles collided, as a result of which the Audi hit a wall.  Both drivers were slightly hurt.

No budget, no hurry, no say?

Monday this week (28th October, 2013) saw the 12th so-called “Stadtgespräch” to discuss the re-development of the area around the station in Oberursel and the joining up of the Nassauer Straße and the Weingärtenumgehung – the main road in from Bad Homburg in the North to the by-pass in the South.

It was not the most well visited of gatherings.  In fact, considering the amount of press coverage that it had had advance and the number of local residents affected by the plans, one might almost ask where they all were.  Including the organisers, there were only 13 people attending! [Read more…]

How Oberursel is planning to re-develop the station area with the help of its citizens

The discussion taking place in Oberursel about the re-development of the station area is not new.  In fact, it has been going on for several decades as Mayor Hans-Georg Brum reminded local residents at a meeting in the Stadthalle this week.  He had even brought along a copy of the 1976 traffic concept to prove it!

But whilst some members of the town council may still be reminding people of how expensive the plan was to put a tunnel under the Nassauer Straße and join the road coming from Bad Homburg with the Weingärten by-pass, others – indeed a group of ordinary people from the town – had brought along suggestions of their own. [Read more…]

Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013 at 7pm in the Stadthalle where a “Bürgerversammlung” is being held.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

During the evening the town’s administration will be informing the people of Oberursel about the current concept for the flow of traffic in the area and giving them a chance to put forward their own opinions about it.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Tuesday, 16th April, 2013 at 8pm in “Zum Schwanen” which is at Hollerberg 7 in the old part of the town.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Car thieves caught on Good Friday

Three car thieves met their match on Good Friday when they forced their way into a Honda Civic on the Hohemarkstraße and made off with the vehicle.

A witness who saw the crime take place called the police who sent a patrol car to investigate.  The car which was presumed to be stolen was still travelling along the Hohemarkstraße and the police officers signalled to the driver to stop.

However not only did car fail to stop, a high-speed chase ensued through the centre of Oberursel, even through parts of the old town and the pedestrian precinct.  It was only when the car came to the dead-end at the end of the Aumühlenstraße that the three men left the car and ran off towards the “Weingärtenumgehung” (by-pass).

One of the men was caught by police after 150 metres and was arrested despite his resistance.  The other two men were caught a short time later in the area.  All three are of Eastern European original and are now in custody.

Meanwhile police are trying to find out if they can be linked to other car thefts in the area.

 

Left turn caused 5-figure damage

The 73-year-old driver of a VW Passat was travelling along the Gablonzer Straße on Wednesday, 20th March, 2013, having come from the Weingärtenumgehung when he decided to turn left into the Zimmersmühlenweg.  Here he ignored a Mazda travelling in the opposite direction which had right-of-way.  The two cars collided, causing €30,000 of damage.

The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel

One of the most hotly discussed topics in Oberursel this month must surely be the re-development of an area called the “Bahnhofsareal”.  Roughly speaking, that is the area between the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” where the Homburger Landstraße meets the Nassauer Straße, and the other end of the Nassauer Straße where it almost – but not quite – joins up with the Weingärtenumgehung.  Not quite, unless you include the temporary road that was put in place for the Hessentag to give residents access to the area.

In the middle of this area is the newly restored station, hence the term “Bahnhofsareal” – the area around the station.

The future of that area is not just being discussed now, it has been a topic of discussion and in the town council for the past 25 years, as Councillor Dr. Eggert Winter of the SPD reminded councillors last week before launching into a blow-by-blow account of the various plans that had been on the cards in that time, including plans for a tunnel under the area and closing the level crossing at the end of the Adenauerallee, and a new station combining both S-Bahn and U-Bahn tracks.

“It is good in part when things take longer, because sometimes you notice that the things that you have decided upon are not good”, he said. [Read more…]

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