There is trouble at the Steinern Kreuz in Friedberg. The city has the Entroncamento path rebuilt. Residents fear fence-sitters will watch them eat lunch in future.
A green corridor runs between the construction area at Steinern Kreuz and the single-family houses in Ernst-Eduard-Hirsch-Strasse built about 25 years ago. This is currently being redone by a construction company. The pedestrian and bicycle path there was christened the Entroncamento path a few years ago. The name of the Portuguese twin city means something like "branching" in German and goes back to a railroad junction. Maybe this gave the planner the idea to branch four ways in front of the Steinern Kreuz. In the triangles between the paths raised beds are created.
"Great idea, very innovative," praises local resident Karl Moch. "But why didn’t they ask us before they started planning??" "Us", that is Moch and his neighbors. And "the", that is the city hall. What annoys the residents: the new path reaches – so it shows the excavation – up to 1.20 meters to some properties; with others it is up to 14 meters. The new path winds its way through the site. "Great, you can do it that way," says Moch. But why does not the path meander a little more in the middle of the site? And why, of all things, is it the properties whose houses are closer to the property line that are the most targeted??