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February 20, 2022, 09:03

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There you can play streetball, petanque, ping-pong, do parkour and skateboard.

The territory under the Sevastopol overpass is planned to be put in order this year. A sports cluster will be organized on an area of ​​10.2 thousand square meters.

“As a rule, the space under the overpass is not used in any way. Most often this is an exclusion zone, sometimes just a parking lot. Some time ago, the reconstruction of the Sevastopol overpass itself was completed, now, as part of the restoration and conservation of the Bitsevsky forest, it is planned to revive the area under the flyover and turn it into a sports cluster, ”said the deputy head

Department of capital repairs of Moscow Sergei Melnikov.

Most flyovers in cities perform an exclusively transport function. They provide convenient transit for cars, but at the same time they divide the districts into parts and make it difficult to move from one to another. This is the situation today on Sevastopol Avenue. Garages adjoin the overpass, and cars drive into the Bitsevsky forest zone from the avenue along a dirt road. There are also folk trails connecting the western part of the forest with the main massif.

The only pedestrian crossing across Sevastopolsky Prospekt is located 450 meters from the overpass.

“During the conservation and restoration of the Bitsevsky Forest, the previously lost forest areas, now occupied by garages, will be returned. The section under the bridge will become a link between the western and main parts of the park. The territory is adjacent to the Uzkoye ski slope. As part of the ongoing activities, it is planned to develop this space specificity that has already been established for many years and organize a teenage sports center under the overpass,” Sergey Melnikov said.

In order to “reprogram” the area under the bridge, it will be planted with greenery and given a new look. The empty and uncomfortable space will become a modern, fashionable, eco-friendly place for extreme sports and leisure.

“In the center of the zone there will be an amphitheater and hanging swings for children and adults. In the sports zone, opportunities will be created for streetball and petanque. There will also be ping pong tables. For those who prefer extreme sports, there will be a parkour zone and a skate park. Old unsightly garages will be replaced by sports equipment rental pavilions, public toilets and a cafe with a summer terrace, ”added the deputy head of the capital’s Department of Capital Repairs.

Trees, shrubs and ground cover plants characteristic of the area will be planted under the bridge. Preference will be given to shade-loving species. The gray concrete structure of the overpass will be painted in bright colors, and each functional area will have its own color: the recreation area with the amphitheater will turn pink, the active sports area will be red, and the parkour area will be blue.

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

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