Confusion about rocks near Northwest Bath in Bochum. The city recently installed them next to the roadway on Dinneldahlstrasse.
However, the manner in ensures Bochum for frowns.
Bochum: That’s behind the stones
The spot near the Nordwestbad has long been a thorn in the side of local residents. Again and again the sidewalk was misused by cars and trucks.
When asked by DER WESTEN, the city made it clear: “Parking has always been illegal there.” Because it is not a parking strip, but a green area with a sidewalk and a water-bound cover.
So that even the last motorist understands this, the city has now set up erratic boulders in “distinctive places to prevent illegal parking,” according to a city spokeswoman. So a clear sign? Not for many drivers.
This is the city of Bochum:
- first documented mention in the year 890
- with around 365,000 inhabitants (as of December 2020) the sixth largest city in NRW
- has six boroughs
- Sights include: German Mining Museum, Lake Kemnader, Railway Museum
- Mayor is Thomas Eiskirch (SPD)
“Absolutely useless” – residents complain about stones
On Twitter, Bochumers are surprised at the arrangement of the stones: “Extra wide apart so that cars can still park nicely there,” complains one. Many are calling for the distance to be reduced.
Because the stones do not currently prevent illegal parking – at least not completely. “As you can see from the yellow-green vehicle, these stones are absolutely useless as they are,” commented a man from Bochum.
The author of the photos comments somewhat ironically: “But they do something,” but then adds: “The stones prevent illegal parking just as well as traffic monitoring sanctions illegal parking and the civil engineering department builds safe cycle paths.”
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The frustration among residents about the motorists – so it will remain for the time being. They call for tougher sanctions for rule breakers or more effective ones