More than 117,000 vehicles cross Gdańsk’s busiest intersection every day – At Galeria Bałtycka. The next four intersections with the largest traffic volume do not exceed the level of 100,000 vehicles per day. These are the results of Gdańskie Badań Ruchu, commissioned by Biuro Rozwoju Gdańska.
Gdansk, as the only city in the Tri-City, performs detailed analyzes of traffic within the administrative borders. We wrote about the results of the latest study, in particular the share of different forms of transport, in June.
As part of the research, traffic measurements were also taken at 261 intersections and 26 so-called points Cross (sections of road outside intersections).
As a result, it was possible to identify places with the largest daily traffic volume.
The list below does not include motorway junctionswhich are under the administration of the General Directorate of National Roads and Highways, i.e. the western bypass of Tri-City and the southern bypass of Gdańsk.
1. Grunwaldzka – Słowackiego – Kosciuszko: 117490 single. Per day
The undisputed record holder in terms of the number of vehicles on Gdańsk’s roads is the Interchange the. Grunwaldzka with Słowackiego Road and ul. KosciuskoAnywhere located right next to Galeria Bałtycka.
It is also a crossroads that witnessed the greatest transformations of the post-war times. Originally, Słowackiego and Kościuszko Streets were tens of meters apart. In the following years, their course was “straightened” so that they eventually formed a single street.
Reconstruction of the last junction was completed in December 2012, when the flyover and second bridge over the railway tracks were commissioned. The planning of the new road forced the demolition of two residential houses at the intersection, and the construction of the so-called. A total of 49 buildings were demolished in the central part of Trasa Słowackiego.
In previous years many residential houses had been demolished, the remains of which include, among others, a wide central bar at the height of the tram stops.
This is what Tri-City looked like (not) long ago
2. European Union Junction: 94,880 vehicles per day
While the intersection in Wrzeszcz has undergone the most changes in the road system, the second place in the ranking – European Union node – Featuring the largest number of naming changes.
At the time of construction in the 1970s, the intersection in the center of Gdańsk was called “Leningradzkiego”. And after the political changes, the junction was called “Okopowa”, and since 2004, the official name is “Węzeł Unii Publiczna”.
In recent years, there has been a discussion about the partial demolition and construction of bridges due to the negative impact on the urban planning of Śródmieście and the lack of facilities for people with physical disabilities.
The controversial renovation of the flyover at the UE intersection
3. Armii Krajowej – ostowicka: 87,767 vehicles per day
The third position of the list is the intersection at the intersection the. Armii Krajowej (Trasy WZ) and ul. Ostoicawho was “engaged” with Havel Avenue in December 2011.
This intersection was originally to be located just inside the exit from WZ Road into what is called a small bypass, incl. Through Wilanowski’s neighbor and the southern part of Chełm. It is also planned to run a tram route through the intersection and bridges along the “wuzetka” line.
In recent years, thanks to residents’ participation in the Civic Budget, additional turning lanes have been built at the intersection and bicycle crossings have been designated.
Movement analysis on the home army. Will new bridges and intersections be built?
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4. Slowackiego – Potokowa – Highlander: 78,907 vehicles per day
The fourth place is again occupied by the intersection along the Słowackiego road – but this time, in the section a little higher, At the height of the bear.
In 2002, the place was given the official name “St. John De La Salle Roundabout”. His contemporary is the influence of the so-called forest section of Słowackiego Road. Previously, there was a T-junction at this site.
For several years, attempts have been made to implement bus lanes within the intersection and on the other section of the Słowackiego road leading to al. Grunwaldzka.
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5- Beluska Intersection: 75,940 vehicles per day
Elbląg junction is the junction of ul. Elbląska and Trasa Sucharskiego, located near the cable-stayed bridge. John Paul II on Martwa Wisla.
The construction of the bridge in the years 1999-2001 contributed to the construction of the junction, and it is now the fifth busiest road junction in Gdańsk.
In 2012, together with the Trasa Sucharskiego extension to the south bypassing Gdańsk (also opened in 2012), additional slipways and underground pedestrian and cycle paths were built along ul. Małe Szlak, the street layout was cut by Trasa Sucharskiego.
These nodes require transformation, not renewal
Consortium PBS Sp. z oo, Via Vistula Sp. z oo and the Civil Engineering Development Corporation. The research was carried out in the field of traffic density using video recording at 287 measuring points throughout Gdańsk.
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