In the eleven years since we moved into our house in Jeziorki, there have been some improvements. Last summer, three pedestrian crossings were provided, pavements have been provided around the eastbound bus stops, some road signs have been added. But this is not enough. A full pavement - on at least one side of Karczunkowska - is needed.
|A busy road|
|A fast road|
|A deadly road|
|No room for pedestrians - no pavements on either side of the road.|
|At the Puławska end - no space for pedestrians here either.|
|Cars parked on the verge block pedestrians|
|Drivers not paying attention|
The city authorities claim that buying the land adjacent to the road is prohibitively expensive (costing the provision of 2.3km of pavement at 40 million zlotys, around £8 million/ €10 million / $12 million).
Nonsense. Even if a 3m wide strip had to be purchased all along Karczunkowska (which it doesn't), at current prices, 500 zł/m2 is about right, that's still less than 3.5 million zlotys for buying the land. So 36.5 million zlotys for building the pavement? Rubbish. Right now, land is cheap and builders are happy for whatever work they can get. This is the time to invest in infrastructure - not when the markets recover.
Time for Jeziorki citizens to get militant about this issue - before any more pedestrians are killed. Follow the debate on SkyscraperCity.com here (starts at thread no. 597)
This time last year:
From the train's open door
This time two years ago:
Until the Vistula freezes over
This time three year:
Of sunshine, birdsong and wet socks
This time five years ago:
Dziadzio Tadeusz at 90