The planned entrance to the store is to come off ul. Karczunkowska - right on the bend of a road along which drivers tend to go far too fast. It would make sense to build a roundabout here (rather like the one by the entrance to King Cross Ursynów). But apparently no - because there are plans to build a viaduct over the railway line 250m away. As we know, these plans are gathering dust on some shelf at PKP PLK and will continue to do so for many years.
But the many drivers turning left into Biedronka from Karczunkowska will expose themselves to a sideways shunt from cars hurtling eastbound along the road. How many serious crashes are needed to convince the authorities that a roundabout here is absolutely essential?
Judging by the volume of traffic turning into Lidl on ul. Puławska, I expect that a Biedronka will attract similar custom. Some of it will come from other other side of the tracks, but I guess much of it will come from Puławska. Unless there is some form of traffic management at this junction, it will be a very dangerous one.
|This low shed will become a Biedronka.|
|Straight ahead for Biedronka - across a bend in a fast road|
|Turn left for Biedronka - across a lane of speeding traffic|
|Turn right for Biedronka - watch out for pedestrians crossing|
Judge for yourselves...
[Two years on: I've seen the aftermath of one non-fatal car crash on this junction since then.]
This time last year:
God's own risk
This time two years ago:
A third of the way through Lent
This time three years ago:
Balancing surfeit and shortage
This time four years ago: