Tallinn City Transport's plans to redirect traffic on Gonsiori street make it harder to access the Torupilli shopping center, and the Kaubamaja group is threatening to sue because of reduced accessibility to its property.
The city's transport agency announced plans on July 21 to make Gonsiori a one-way street (except for public transport) leading into the city. Cars heading for Lasnamäe at the end of the day must leave the city through Kunderi street, making it more complicated for commuters finishing work to run shopping errands in the Torupilli center.
Kaubamaja's management member Peeter Kütt said large investments were made to acquire and develop the Torupilli property, which borders Gonsiori street. He said the company expects people to easily access the shopping center when heading home from work, reported Eesti Päevaleht.
Tallinn City Transport chief Andres Harjo said in response that the center can be accessed from the Laulupeo or Vilmsi streets and that city development cannot be hindered by commercial enterprises.