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February 6, 2022, 13:03

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Photo by M. Mishin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow

Since 2010, the city has been actively developing it since 2010 so that drivers of private cars and their passengers choose public transport.

About 450,000 drivers and passengers of private cars need to be transferred to public transport in order to free Moscow’s roads. This conclusion was reached by experts of the city Department of Transport and Development of Road Transport Infrastructure.

Residents of the capital could see this this week, when it became easier for them to get from home to work. The usual travel time has been reduced by almost a third. This is due to the fact that some Muscovites work remotely and move less around the city.

On average, 2.7 million vehicles per day have been on the roads in recent days. This is 15 percent (about 400,000 cars) less than in December 2021. From the region to the capital, within the Moscow Ring Road, 600 thousand cars enter, while on the working days of December there were about 800 thousand. Road congestion has decreased from eight or nine to five or six points.

Change car to subway

In order for drivers and passengers of cars to choose public transport, it is being actively developed. Since 2010, 160 metro, MCC and MCD stations have been opened. The number of passenger seats, new routes and transfers has increased significantly. City transport can already take 450,000 additional passengers, and the load on its lines and routes will not increase.

For example, if 3.6 thousand cars do not go along Michurinsky Prospekt, the highway will become freer by 14 percent. Even if all their drivers and passengers take only the metro, the situation in it will not change. There are four stations near the avenue: Ozernaya, Michurinsky Prospekt, Ramenki and Lomonosovsky Prospekt. The passenger traffic of each of them will increase by only 60 people per hour. This is generally imperceptible to the congestion of the line and trains.

For example, in order to free up Profsoyuznaya Street by eight percent, 2,500 cars must be transferred to the subway for drivers and passengers. They can use seven stations (Teply Stan, Konkovo, Belyaevo, Kaluzhskaya, Novye Cheryomushki, Profsoyuznaya, Akademicheskaya). The passenger traffic of each of them will increase by only 20 people per hour.

Alternative to private transport

More than 10-12 million people move around Moscow every day. If they all decided to go by car at once, no one would have advanced further than the yard. Analytics show that most residents of the capital and the region leave their districts at 07:00 – at this time, a large number of people simultaneously find themselves in one place.

Today’s task of the city is to make public transport a good alternative to private transport. It should be convenient, fast and safe. About 10 metro stations are opened in Moscow every year. The Big Circle Line will completely close in the next year or two, and the third, fourth and fifth Moscow Central Diameters are being prepared for launch.

New route options and transfers reduce travel time in public transport. It is already more convenient and faster for many residents of the city to reach their destination by metro or bus.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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