Frankfurter Landstraße One-Way

Commuters travelling from Oberursel and the surrounding area to Frankfurt face delays due to roadworks that started today in the Frankfurter Landstraße.

To allow the area opposite the U-Bahn station “Bommersheim” to be re-developed,  new utility pipes are being laid and the road will be widened to allow for a lane for traffic turning off into the new site.

Whilst the work is going on, the Frankfurter Landstraße is going to be a one-way street towards Oberursel.  Traffic travelling towards Frankfurt will be diverted along the Zimmersmühlenweg and the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße. [Read more…]

Bus routes diverted next week

Due to the roadworks taking place at the junction of the Zimmersmühlenweg and Frankfurter Landstraße, the buses in Oberursel will be diverted to avoid the area as follows from Monday 24th to Saturday, 29th April (2017): [Read more…]

Parked cars damaged in the Frankfurter Landstraße

A 74-year-old man from Frankfurt was travelling with his wife in a Mercedes car along the Frankfurter Landstraße on Saturday, 16th August, 2014 at around 9.35am.

At some point he blacked out, swerving to the left and hitting three parked cars.  Although no-one was hurt, the damaged caused amounted to around €32,500.  The Mercedes had to be towed away.

Road junction closed for re-surfacing

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaThe junction of the Frankfurter Landstraße and Kurmainzer Straße will be closed from Monday, 7th October until Thursday, 10th October, 2013 to allow for re-surfacing work to take place.

During this time traffic will be diverted through Weißkirchen along the Urselbachstraße, An der Bleiche, Oberurseler Straße and Ludwig-Erhard-Straße, so extra time should be allowed for journeys along this route.

Access to the Edeka car park will still be possible for traffic coming from Oberursel.

Several people injured in shunt at traffic lights

An accident at the corner of the Frankfurter Landstraße and Ludwig-Erhard-Straße last Thursday afternoon (22nd August, 2013) left several people injured.

After several cars had already stopped at a set of traffic lights, an 82-year-old man was approaching the queue in a Mercedes car when his foot slid off the brake pedal, causing the car to hit the Peugeot in front of him.

This was shunted onto a Renault Twingo, which in turn hin an Opel Vectra.

The drivers of the Mecedes, Renault, Opel and a passenger in the Renault were slightly injured.

The total damage is estimated at €13,000.

Why Oberursel needs to have a culture of making savings

Oberursel’s town council may have approved the 2013 budget last December, including a range of tax increases and cuts in services, but the council obviously does not have the last say in the matter, because since then the town has been waiting for it to be approved by local government regulators.

That approval arrived last week and allows the town to move forward on projects such as the new traffic lights for the Frankfurter Landstraße.  But it is coupled with a series of restrictions in place not only for the current year, but for future budgets as well.

It is expected that the town: [Read more…]

Car collided with traffic lights – driver fled

In the early hours of Friday morning (22nd March, 2013), a Daimler Chrysler car driving by a 25-year-old woman hit a set of traffic lights whilst making a left turn off the Frankfurter Landstraße.

Instead of stopping and dealing with the damage, the driver continued on her way, but was soon found by police.  It was then ascertained that she had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and a blood sample was taken.  She had also been slightly injured in the accident.

The damage is estimated at €10,000.

Car slipped out of gear leading to accident

A car travelling along the Frankfurter Landstraße on Monday afternoon (18th March, 2013) slipped out of gear, which shocked the 28-year-old driver so much, that he slammed on the brakes.

The lorry driver behind him was unable to see this coming and hit the car from behind.  The damage is estimated at €13,500.


From the Ausländerbeirat…

When the Ausländerbeirat met on Monday (4th March, 2013), they may not have been prepared for the number of guests who turned up to put their questions to them. It may not sound that many, but those 6 (six) broke the record for past half year.

One of the reasons for this was a group from the Ahmadiyya community to ask for the committee’s support for their plans for a mosque in Oberursel. Currently the community have prayer rooms in the Dornbachstraße which they say are now at full capacity for their services with many of those who worship representing the 4th generation of families that have moved to Germany in the past.

If possible they would like to build a mosque in the town, rather than convert an existing building, and added that they were looking for support and not for funding. Franz Zenker, chairing the meeting, promised that the committee would support them and pass on their request to the town’s executive. [Read more…]

Traffic lights on the Frankfurter Landstrasse

This short film shows the Frankfurter Landstraße, to the south-west of Oberursel, where a new Edeka supermarket recently opened.

Since then motorists and residents have been complaining that the traffic lights into the store’s car park are not synchronised with those at the corner of the Kurmainzer Straße in Weißkirchen, causing tailbacks during the daily rush hour.

To make matters worse, the right-hand turn land has been blocked off as well.

And whilst motorists are complaining about the traffic jams, U-Bahn passengers say that they have to wait longer now to cross the road.

I decided to go and take a look and see for myself how long it took to get from the bus stop across to the train station.  I waited for the green man to go out so that I could  time how long the wait is between pressing the button and being allowed to cross.  After around 30 seconds the train to Oberursel left, and in all I had to wait about a minute so catching the train may well depend on if the bus is on time and how fast you walk.

The town hall have said in their online forum that the traffic lights are still provisional and that they hope to have a new system in place during the first half of 2013.  Until then, the evening traffic jam is here to stay.

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