“He acted like it was the most normal thing in the world”
Cyclists get lost on the Baselbieter autobahn
A cyclist got lost on the Baselbieter Autobahn on Sunday. A reader reporter observed how the man drove relaxed through the Schänzli tunnel.
A cyclist got lost in the Schänzli Tunnel BL on Sunday.
“At first I thought I couldn’t see properly,” says a reader reporter (34) from Therwil BL to Blick. He was driving his car around 4.30 p.m. on Sunday and was driving on the Autobahn through the Schänzli tunnel in Muttenz BL when a cyclist suddenly appeared.
“The man seemed perfectly normal. He acted like it was the most normal thing in the world for him to drive on the freeway.” Perhaps he didn’t know that it was a stretch of motorway, the reader speculates.
The fact that the reader reporter and all the other motorists had to slow down and avoid him didn’t seem to bother the cyclist. “I had to steer properly to the side so that I didn’t drive him over the heap. But he didn’t seem to care much.” A speed of 80 kilometers per hour is permitted on the route in question.
If you take a shortcut, you risk a fine
Since you don’t see something like this every day, the reader asked his wife to take a photo. “The picture of a cyclist on the Autobahn was strange.” One should not forget how dangerous this odyssey was.
The Baselland cantonal police think so too. When asked by Blick, Adrian Gaugler, media spokesman for the cantonal police, explained that they had no knowledge of the case. But riding a bike on the Autobahn is risky. Anyone who accidentally gets lost there is usually not threatened with a fine. It is different if you consciously take your bike onto the autobahn to take a shortcut. Then a fine threatens. The public prosecutor determines the amount. (dzc)