The efforts of the Great Council to extend Tempo 30 to main roads are not shared by the population of the Basel region, according to the press release from the associations. In a representative survey commissioned by the Link Institute, a large majority of respondents said they were “against” or “rather against” such plans.
According to the survey, there were no particularly large differences between the urban and rural population. In the canton of Basel-Landschaft, 78 percent of those questioned spoke out against a nationwide 30 km/h regime, while in the canton of Basel-Stadt 68 percent were against it. In both cantons, however, Tempo 30 on neighborhood streets met with approval.
Executive wants to review individual cases
The associations now want to defend themselves with a petition against an expansion of the 30 km/h zones, as demanded by a majority in the Grand Council. In mid-February, the council referred a corresponding motion by the Green-Alternative Alliance to the government by 50 votes to 44 with 3 abstentions.
The government is not opposed to the demand, but only wants to accept it in the weakened form of a suit. According to its report on the motion, the executive wants to be able to check in each individual case where the introduction of a 30 km/h speed limit is reasonable. (SDA)