In Brief: Construction on Oberbaumbrücke expected to finish Tuesday with wider lanes for cyclists

Car traffic on the Oberbaumbrücke is being reduced to one lane in each direction, while cyclists have widened lanes - measuring two meters wide - on each side.

Photo by Claudio Schwarz

 

If all goes as planned, Berlin cyclists should have a safer commute between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain by Tuesday afternoon.

Construction work is being wrapped up on the Oberbaumbrücke in compliance with the city’s Mobility Act.

Car traffic is being reduced to one lane in each direction, while cyclists have widened lanes – measuring two meters wide – on each side.

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Startups in Europe received more money in the first half of the year than in the same period in 2018. The consulting firm EY reports that startup financing has risen by 62%, a total of almost 17 billion euros.

Though Germany lags behind Great Britain and France in terms of investment volume, there was still significant growth.

According to the consultants, investment in startups in Germany is still on the rise despite the economic slowdown.

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Several streets surrounding the Brandenburg Gate will be closed for the next four weeks in preparation for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

That includes die Straße des 17. Juni between the Brandenburg Gate and Yitzhak-Rabin-Straße as well as Ebertstraße between Scheidemannstraße and Behrenstraße

Until November 16, drivers should keep those road closures in mind when planning their routes around the city.

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