BErlin's most famous cycle path, which has caused headshaking throughout Germany through its zigzag marking, is now being milled away. Originally, work should be completed by Monday at the start of the new school year.
"The delay was due to the responsible company," said Petra Margraf of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf district office of the German news agency on Tuesday. Removing the zigzag pattern does not cost the district anything, because it has never been put into use. How long the work on the Leo-Baeck-Strasse in Zehlendorf now takes, was initially open.
The approximately 200-meter-long bike path in a side street in the middle-class southwest of the city had attracted a lot of ridicule: the markings were each staggered in height of the street trees. If you wanted to cycle along the path, you had to zigzag – almost an impossibility.
Why the company has marked it in this way is still unclear. In fact, only a faded straight line should be followed as a guideline for bicycle students – whether this is invented, must now be discussed.
On the internet, the Gaga cycle path became a celebrity and inspired the imagination of many users. Street art, alcohol test track or a new tourist attraction was mentioned. Others simply thought him "idiot".