800 new signposts to Metro

September 24
Municipal services

Since the start of the year 783 blue signposts have been put up around the city. All the wording is both in English and Russian and point people in the direction of such places as the Metro, My Documents centres plus graveyards.

“All the signposts are there to try and help people find places more easily. The Moscow Municipal Services Analytic Centre decided to put them mainly where old ones used to be. However,  sometimes signposts are put up in new places and the spot is carefully selected.  According to the press service of the Housing and Utilities Department during the summer months 117 signposts showing the way to My Documents centres, metro stations and graveyards were erected.

The new signposts help people find their way to the roads to Butyrskaya, Savyolovskaya, Sviblovo, Fonvizinskaya metro stations, the MCC Rostokino station, to the VDNKh public services centre and the Marfino, Kurkino, Nekrasovka, Bogorodskoye and Metrogorodok districts’ public services centres, to the My Documents flagship office in the South-Western Administrative Area as well as to plenty of other useful city facilities.

Altufyevo, Babushkinskaya, Bibirevo, VDNKh, Maryina Roshcha, Medvedkovo and other such places are now signposted.

The signage has been supplemented with 19 QR codes making it easier to find places like the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora and the buildings where military leaders of the Great Patriotic War used to live, including Marshalls Ivan Bagramyaan, Semyon Budyonny, Kliment Voroshilov, Georgy Zhukov, Rodion Malinovsky, Konstantin Rokossovsky to name just a few.

It’s not only the way to a Marshall’s home that people can discover  but also read a brief biography.

This can all simply be done by pointing a smartphone camera at the QR code and following the link. The signpost project has already gone down fairly well with people living in Moscow and was even praised by some veteran groups.

By 2021 it’s expected there’ll be several hundred signposts with QR codes sending people in the direction of historic buildings associated with war heroes. All told there are more than 11,000 signposts showing shortcuts to schools, outpatient clinics, museums and various other public buildings now in Moscow.

Source: mos.ru

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