downtown warsaw streets

Streets in downtown Warsaw are pretty much superhighways. With little space for pedestrians, cars totally took over 90% of the public space. You can walk for a mile along the main roads and not find a single crosswalk. All pedestrian traffic is pushed underground, through steep stairs and broken elevators. The temporary crosswalk in front of the Central train station became permanent after many months of protests. Still, high curbs make it extremely unfriendly for disabled. Hopefully the City will realize they need to focus on pedestrian accessibility and car usage discouragement.