The construction of eight thousand new places in “Park And Ride” car parks was declared by Rafał Trzaskowski. They would be created at new stations of the currently constructed metro, interchange nodes but also in neighboring communes.
On Saturday morning the candidate of the Citizens’ Coalition for the President of Warsaw met with journalists in the parking lot near the Stokłosy metro.
– Sometimes I leave my car here. We have three of these parking lots in Ursynów, “he said. In all of Warsaw – as he added – there are 16 of them. According to the candidate – this is not enough.
“We want to propose the construction of 20 new parks “Park and Ride” and the expansion of some existing” he announced.
He mentioned, the extension of the parking lot in Młociny, the construction of several new ones, including the metro stations in Targówek, but also in Górczewska and Połczyńska (there is one parking lot at this street – between Powstańców Śląskich and Fort Wola).
– We want to build car parks at SKM stations, for example in Falenica or Wesoła – he added.
Where did the funds come from?
He also mentioned the neighboring communes, stressing that in his opinion parking lots should be built in Błonie and Wołomin.
Asked about financing these projects (especially in neighboring communes), Trzaskowski said that one could use the European Union funds. In his opinion, in the future EU perspective, despite the cuts, it would be possible to negotiate funds for the cooperation of the metropolis (which is Warsaw) with neighboring municipalities, and secondly – for activities aimed at popularizing public transport.
The extension of the parking network in the “Park and Ride” formula – according to Trzaskowski – can help solve the capital’s transport problems. – This is extremely important. Because we know how many cars enter Warsaw every day – added the candidate for president of the capital.
13 new parking lots
Andrzej Olszewski, the vice-president of Warsaw, spoke about the construction of parking lots “Park and Ride” in the neighboring municipalities a year and a half ago. Local governments received nearly PLN 60 million for this purpose.
13 projects have been implemented, including, among others, car parks in Marki, Leszno, Wołomin, Kobyłka, Legionowo, Podkowa Leśna, Żyrardów, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Pruszków, Piastów and Michałowice.