One thing is clear: you should never stop or park here. In Basel, since July 25, 2022, there is no stop sign at Birsstrasse 16 – and that is only a few meters away.
A reader reporter captured the sign madness on video. Like a parade, no-parking signs are lined up close together—on the side of the road. 16 pieces total. But why are there so many pointers at this point?
Quite simply: construction work! From 15 August, high-voltage cables from the IWB will be carried from Stadionstrasse to Birsstrasse in the Reddingstrasse area. And the way should be clear for that. “So that as few vehicles are removed as possible and construction work is not delayed, the construction company has decided to put up adequate signs,” says Stefan Schmidt, media spokesman for the Basel-Stadt Cantonal Police. to blink.
Sign Madness will last until September
The number of signals was not decided by itself. It was up to the manufacturing company. “The construction company itself set up the signaling, and the Basel-Stadt Cantonal Police issued the relevant permits.”
The construction work is expected to continue till September 9 and there will be many signs on the road. Whether the construction company’s plan will work and fewer cars will actually have to be given away, remains to be seen. The ban only comes into effect from August 15. Drivers still have some time to park their cars elsewhere. (Oho)