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Sponsor a pothole in Poland / bad roads


Jay24 12 | 64
17 Mar 2010  #1
Sorry if this is a re-post but wanted to share this with anyone who maybe hasn't read it:

This original approach to road work comes from the German town of Niederzimmern. The city was faced with a lack of funds for fixing the existing roads, so city officials began to sell individual potholes in an attempt to spare the treasury. Each filled pothole was accompanied by a sign stating the name of the individual or company whose funds allowed the restoration of that part of the road. The programme was such a hit that there were even several buyers from outside of Germany.

First, the surfaces on Krakow's roads will be renovated main streets - The idea is to have been patched as soon as possible - Fixed will also be the road , in the opinion of our inspectors pose the greatest problems for drivers. Dangerous holes appeared , among others, Kotlarski on the bridge and on the street. Kamieńskiego . Even worse look smaller streets in housing estates such as . Francesco Nullo . City officials say , however, directly on patching many rifts may not be enough money. - After amendment of councilors reduced amount for maintenance of roads, for one quarter of an average maximum of 350-400 thousand . zł, a little in relation to the needs.

In my opinion I think it is bl*ody cheeky. I just want some tiny little bit of the tax I pay here in Poland to be spent on the roads. As city initiatives go, I think this is a rubbish idea.
convex 20 | 3,978
17 Mar 2010  #2
I think it's a great idea. Even better would be to have private toll roads.

Edit: and sh*tcan the people sitting around in offices working on new 5 year plans that never work because they can't seem to actually figure out how to make roads last for more than 6 months.
time means 5 | 1,310
17 Mar 2010  #3
I think it's a great idea

Will you be buying a hole to throw your money into?
convex 20 | 3,978
17 Mar 2010  #4
I don't live in Krakow, but I would do it in Wroclaw. With any luck they'll fire the worthless people that are working on the issue right now and give us back our money that we can sponsor more holes. Also, I'm willing to pay more for someone to do it right the first time, which is a strange concept here, but hey.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
17 Mar 2010  #5
There are lots of holes out in the countryside near where i live..I dont mind sponsering a nice hole on my local roads , but what happens if somebody comes along and ruins it by filling it in...do i get my money back....?
pawian 159 | 9,479
28 Aug 2019  #6
There are lots of holes

Less and less. The NIK Supreme Audit Office has just examined the state of Polish roads. 38% are still in bad condition and require repair. That means that 62% are in good or very good condition. Yes, it is visible when you drive in Poland - e.g, the roads in the vicinity of my country house or mostly in very good or medium good state.

NIK added that with the current pace of repair, we will achieve 100% in 22 years.

Of course, let`s not forget the EU has contributed its funds to many roads in Poland.



pawian 159 | 9,479
29 Aug 2019  #7
the roads in the vicinity of my country house

Not only country roads, of course.
See the map of express and highways around Krakow. Black - already built. Red - under construction. Blue - planned.





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