Quarter Lößniger Straße – outdated public infrastructure?

The Lößniger Straße neighbourhood near the former Bayerischer Bahnhof site is about to undergo fundamental change. The emergence of the modern district at Bayerischer Bahnhof will have a major impact on the adjacent Lößniger Straße neighbourhood.

While the infrastructure for bicycles is almost non-existent, the adjacent neighbourhoods of the brownfield site have been oriented only towards car-friendly mobility. Due to the high proportion of parking spaces and the sparse planting, the public space therefore only ensures a low quality of stay. People with limited mobility prefer to walk on the streets rather than on the sidewalks. Does this design of the current streets and public spaces fulfil tomorrow needs of the emergent neighbourhood or is the infrastructure outdated? 

This article is intended to show what developments await the Lößniger Straße neighbourhood, what the needs of residents are, and where there is a particular need for planning action.

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The Bayerischer Bahnhof fallow land – public space for everyone?

Public space of Bayerischer Bahnhof as seen from Kurt-Eisner-Straße (own photograph).

Although the Bayerische Bahnhof is in a central location, not everyone is aware of its fallow land. Why is that?

Located in the east part of the Südvorstadt, the public space seems to be a little secret, forbidden and forgotten. Attractive for some, a deterrent to others. Grasses, shrubs and small trees sprout between concrete roads and gravel. Besides the paths, there are garbage heaps and broken glass. The expanse of the former railroad area radiates peace and is especially attractive for walkers, dog owners and joggers. Through its partial function as a public park, it is a social meeting place for young people. Furthermore, the graffiti-sprayed ruins and walls serve as a shelter for homeless people. And we were on site for you!

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