Moscow to Open Bicycle Lanes on 23 Central Streets

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Moscow is planning to pave bicycle lanes on the streets that were renovated in 2016 during the “My Street” project, RBC reported, citing documents from Moscow’s Department of Transportation.

The bicycle lanes are expected to appear on 23 streets in Moscow’s centre, including the Kremlin embankment, Mokhovaya Street, Bolshaya Yakimanka and Novy Arbat. Their total length will reach about 20 kilometres.

To organise bicycle traffic, 41 crossroads will be equipped with 312 traffic lights and 47 new pedestrian crossings.

The design for the proposed bike lanes is expected to be completed by the end of February, after which Moscow’s city government will hold a tender for the work. Diana Khakimova, a supervisor for the project, has said that the eventual roadwork may cost hundreds of millions of roubles.