A bike path is being constructed
Monday morning saw 92 trees cut down at Zernike Campus, reports the Groninger Internet Courant. According to the municipality of Groningen, the removals were necessary because of plans for the construction of a cycle path. But according to critics, the trees could have remained standing on the Zernikelaan. Most trees were gone by 07:30 in the morning.
According to the municipality of Groningen, the canopy of 92 trees take up space needed for a cycle path along the Zernikelaan. Martin Specken, lecturer in industrial product design at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, believed the municipality was wrong.
He submitted a notice of objection with a colleague and offered the municipality fifteen alternatives. The case was brought to court last week. They decided that the procedural errors that previously stopped the chopping had been sufficiently corrected by the municipality.
Image: trees cut down on the Akerkhof earlier last month. Via the GIC.