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January 24, 2022, 08:02


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It is also planned to improve the territory of the parks “Skhodny River Bank”, “Khimki River Valley” and the square in front of the building of the Moscow State Academy of Art and Industry named after S.G. Stroganov.

In project “Active Citizen” the voting on the reconstruction of the Volokolamsk highway has ended. Muscovites appreciated the proposals for the improvement of the linear part of the road and the adjacent territories: the Bank of the Skhodnya River and the Khimki River Valley parks, as well as the square in front of the building of the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy named after S.G. Stroganov. 171,373 people took part in the voting.

After the upgrade of the highway, it will become more comfortable for public transport passengers to move around: a convenient infrastructure for transfers will be created here, new stops and pedestrian crossings will appear, as well as clear and safe navigation.

75 percent of respondents supported these proposals, and another percent of participants (1095 people) sent their own comments and ideas for improvement. 11 percent want to leave everything unchanged, and 13 percent of the participants answered that specialists should decide.

In the parks “Skhodny River Bank” and “Valley of the Khimki River” it is planned to renovate recreational spaces and areas for sports. Also, paths and playgrounds will be put in order here without prejudice to nature. This approach was supported by 74 percent of those who voted. 13 percent of participants want to leave everything as it is now, and 12 percent entrusted the solution to specialists.

Square near the Moscow State Academy of Art and Industry named after S.G. Stroganov, they plan to return the historical appearance, sculptures will also be restored here. In front of the main entrance to the building, a recreation area and parking will be made, trees and shrubs will be planted. The proposals were liked by 72 percent of the voters. 18 percent relied on the decision of experts, and nine percent would prefer to leave everything unchanged.

The renewal of the Volokolamsk Highway is scheduled for 2022. The total length of the site is about six kilometers, and the area of ​​​​improvement is 87 hectares.

Project “Active Citizen” appeared in 2014. Over 5.5 million people have joined in seven years. Participants decide which streets, courtyards and parks need to be improved, how city clinics, libraries, multifunctional centers should work, and also choose events for festivals and holidays. Since the start of the project, Muscovites have taken part in more than five thousand votes. Decisions supported by a majority of votes are implemented. The Active Citizen project is being developed by the capital Department of Information Technologyand GKU “New Management Technologies”.

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