Krucza in Warsaw will undergo a metamorphosis. The tender for the project has started

The Kruczastraat is going to change completely. As part of the new center of Warsaw, a wide pedestrian passageway between greenery will be created and road traffic will be calmed and diverted to single carriageways on the sides of the passage. A tender has just been launched to design a new look for this road in Śródmieście.

  • The Krucza Street in its current form was built in the 1950s. It then took on the role of the main axis of the socialist-realist central district, and is therefore 30-40 m wide.
  • Such a space for cars is becoming obsolete today.
  • Therefore ul. Krucza will undergo a metamorphosis and acquire an inner-city character.
  • The tender for the detailed design has just started.
  • Change the face of ul. Krucza is one of the elements of the new center of Warsaw

The first step towards the planned metamorphosis of ul. Krucza on the section between Al. Jerozolimskie and ul. The comprehensive analysis of the traffic was beautiful. Measurements in two communication peaks at all intersections on this route show that giving the road an inner-city character has no influence on the traffic flow. So there is nothing to prevent ul. Krucza has become a promenade in the middle with roads on the sides.

What exactly does the refreshed street look like? The detailed design will answer this question. The tender process for drawing up such a document has just started. The deadline for submitting bids is August 9. The designer has 16 months to complete the task. Reconstruction should begin in 2023.

The tender consists of four parts. In addition to the Krucza designer, there is also a designer or designers who will make detailed designs for ul. S. Okrzei (on its entire length), Chodecka (on the section between Balkonowa and Matka Teresa streets of Calcutta), al. Solidarności (cycle path between al. Jana Pawła II and ul. Leszno).

From the main axis to a friendly street

ul. Krucza in its current form was founded in the 1950s. It was then given the role of the main axis of the socialist-realist central district, therefore it is 30-40 m wide, although it is not of great importance in terms of communication. A four-lane or even five-lane road takes up a significant portion of this space, and motorists use it for angled parking in lanes and on sidewalks. Such width of space for car traffic becomes redundant today given the completed reconstruction of Pięć Rogów Square, which will completely change the traffic in the immediate vicinity and reduce it a little further.

Therefore ul. Krucza will undergo a metamorphosis and acquire an inner-city character. The center of the road is occupied by a pedestrian passage several meters wide, shaded by tall rows of trees. Car traffic becomes calmer, cars drive on both sides of the passage on single-lane roads. The intersections with the cross streets will not be motorable, instead there will be potholes on the stretch from Pańska to Aleje Jerozolimskie. So ul. Krucza will become a friendly space for all and a place conducive to the development of services and gastronomy. The missing zebra crossings, cycling infrastructure and green areas are being constructed.

Warsaw’s New Center

Change the face of ul. Krucza is one of the elements of the new center of Warsaw. It is a plan implemented by President Rafał Trzaskowski to transform the central part of the city into a comfortable, accessible and green urban space.

In 2020, as part of this program, will already Jana Pawła II and the roundabout of Czter 30-year-old. Last year, the reconstruction of the roundabout Dmowskiego and ul. Marszałkowska. Four new ground crossings for pedestrians and cycling infrastructure have been constructed, more than a hundred trees and thousands of shrubs and perennials have appeared in this area.

The reconstruction of pl. Five horns. At the intersection of Chmielna, Zgoda, Bracka and Szpitalna streets, 22 trees, benches and a fountain have appeared. A new permanent traffic organization was also introduced.

More changes will take place in the new center of Warsaw. The Museum of Modern Art is being built at the Palace of Culture and Science, and ultimately in collaboration with PKP PLK, which will construct the Al. will be renovated in the coming years. Jerozolimsky. Rather, the new character will take on ul. Marszałkowska from pl. Konstytucji to pl. Bankowy, as well as around pl. Three crosses.

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