- The measures to reduce traffic in Mariahilfer Straße should remain in force.
- There should be through traffic for cars. (Yes/No)
- Cycling should still be allowed in the pedestrian area. (Yes/No)
- The measures to reduce traffic in Mariahilfer Straße should be reversed.
The three most common myths
The width is 25-26 meters, while the Kärtner straße has 18-19 meters and the Graben actually has 27-31 meters.
The project is too expensive
The price is not high at all. So far the redesign has cost 1,2 million € and the final price should be 25 million euros. In comparison, the Meidling Hauptstraße pedestrian zone cost 18 million euros and when you look at the size of Meidling’s pedestrian zone, it cost about one third more than Mariahilfer straße.
The bus line 13A takes more time.
That’s not true, because the time increased only on the northbound route from 24 to 27 minutes, so those are only 3 minutes more, while on the southbound bus the time hasn’t changed at all. So the statement is partially true, but people are forgetting that busses were almost always stuck in traffic jams on Mariahilfer straße so now the regularity of arrivals of busses is much better.