However, the court upheld the speed limit. The dense mix of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the redesigned stretch of road justifies the hypothesis of a qualified hazard.
A before-and-after study commissioned by the Senate department on “Berlin meeting areas” found, for example, that the number of people crossing the two-way cycle path increased by 167%. This justifies the speed limit for cyclists in order to reduce the risk of accidents. Accidents from previous years are no longer relevant.