The municipal group of free voters and the voter group FÜR Karlsruhe submitted a motion for the optimization of the stops in the Kombilösung – the new underground of Karlsruhe.
“Karlsruhe has a lot of catching up to do in terms of public transport! The newly built bus stops are nice to look at, but they do not comply with the Disability Equality Act,” says City Councilor Jürgen Wenzel. According to the law, people with visual, hearing and mobility impairments must be able to find out information and move about independently, and public transport vehicles with wheelchairs, walkers, prams, but also for people with sensory disabilities, must be accessible, accessible and safe to find. The new stops in the city still leave a lot to be desired with these demands.
The city council group Freie Wahler|FÜR Karlsruhe proposes concrete solutions to make Karlsruhe more inclusive: “Small improvements can have a big impact. Loudspeaker announcements for incoming trains, lower mountings for the monitors and higher contrasts on the departure display make it easier for many Karlsruhe residents to travel through the city,” says City Councilor Petra Lorenz.
More seating and a reduction in the squeaking noise of the trams coming in would also make orientation and overview at the stops much easier. The first signals from the KVV have been positively received by the municipal group.