Moscow has elaborated a comprehensive urban development standard

July 9
Municipal services

The streets, the courtyards, the parks and public spaces of the city will be tidied up in compliance with modern standards of urban  environment, said Pyotr Biryukov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing, Utilities and Amenities, at the Moscow Urban Forum.  

According to him, the number of landscaped park areas has significantly increased. Whereas in 2010 the city had around 130 of them, in 2019 the modernized and properly equipped areas will number as many as 651. 

My Street, creation of pedestrian zones

A massive package of work on urban development has been implemented under My Street program, the mayor’s deputy added. Whereas in 2010 there was in Moscow only one pedestrian zone (Arbat), today there are as many as 350 (including 253 objects in the historic part of the city).  

My Street is a large-scale project that has changed the appearance of more than 300 streets and public spaces. Roads and sidewalks have been tidied up, wired tucked away underground, facades have been renovated, new bushes and trees planted.

My District: comfort for all citizens of Moscow

In 2019, Moscow launched a comprehensive program, My District, to create a single standard of living and urban environment. It is planned to provide comfortable conditions for all Muscovites, regardless of their place of residence. According to Pyotr Biryukov, the top priority of the program is to establish cooperation with the residents.

Sixty streets and urban areas will undergo improvement, 54 district parks, 71 meaningful objects (boulevards and public gardens popular with the local populace) and 12 areas around nine water reservoirs will be upgraded.

In addition, 16 city parks, for instance Dubki, Friendship Park, Children’s Park of Cherkizovo, the park on the Moskva River Embankment in Kapotnya and some other areas will be tidied up.

“The work is due to be done in the next five years, starting in 2019. By the end of this five-year period, we must get a fully equipped city, remembering that maintenance and development of the city’s territories are not a do-and-forget job. This will be a systematic effort. The more amenities are provided in the city, the more suggestions are made by Muscovites for augmenting their comfort,” said Pyotr Biryukov.  

From Kapotnya to Kievsky Railway Station Square

Work has begun in Kapotnya on improving the Moskva River Embankment to create a natural park with comfortable recreation zones. Here, scheduled for improvement are a multiple layer children’s playground, sports facilities, and dog parks. Benches will be installed and a new illumination system mounted. In addition, the streets and residential buildings’ courtyards will be renovated. The improved area will cover more than 120 hectares. The work is to be completed in 2020.  

In 2019, the streets and the lanes near the Kievsky Railway Station began to be renovated. Their total length is about 18 kilometres, with an improvement area totalling some 47.5 hectares. It is planned to create here a comfortable urban space for pedestrians.

The specialists will tuck away underground the cable lines, expand the sidewalks and install modern stop shelters with energy-saving lamps. Also, convenient benches and dustbins will be mounted. The large-scale project is due to be implemented in two years.

A standard of improvement has been developed for greater comfort of Moscow's population. The work being done in courtyards, green spaces and territories near the metro takes into account the transport, economic, tourist and ecological specifics of the locale.


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