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In the capital, programs are being implemented to improve streets, courtyards, school stadiums, clinics, and transport facilities.
They continue to create a comfortable environment in the capital – to improve streets, embankments, parks, school yards, transport facilities and much more. After a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city resumed implementation of a comprehensive program to improve the quality and comfort of living in the capital.
Work was carried out such as:
– creation of a comfortable and safe urban environment (improvement of squares, streets and parks);
– improving the quality of living (renovation of residential buildings and improvement of courtyard areas);
– ensuring reliable and uninterrupted operation of the city infrastructure;
– maintaining cleanliness and order in the city;
– ecological monitoring and environmental protection.
Improvement was carried out at more than five thousand city objects.
Streets and public spaces
For 10 years, 441 streets and public space with a total length of 337.7 kilometers have been improved in the capital. This year, 21 city objects were put in order, including:
– streets and embankments of the Balchug Island;
– Dmitrovsky lane connecting Bolshaya Dmitrovka and Petrovka streets;
– section of Leninsky Prospekt from Kravchenko Street to the Moscow Ring Road (five kilometers);
– Krasnaya Presnya Street and Zvenigorodskoe Highway to the Third Transport Ring (2.5 kilometers);
– the territory next to the employment center “My work”, which is located at the address: Shabolovka street, house 48.
Next year it is planned to improve 52 public spaces. The improvement of one of the city’s largest outbound highways, Leninsky Prospekt, will continue on the section from the Garden Ring to Universitetsky Prospekt. The Volokolamskoe highway and a section of Kutuzovsky prospect will also be put in order. Improvement works will continue in the city center – in the Presnensky District, on the Arbat, in Khamovniki and Zamoskvorechye.
For 10 years in Moscow, 36 embankments with a total length of 64.5 kilometers have been comprehensively landscaped. In the historical part of the city, a 19-kilometer pedestrian route from the Moscow City business center to Taganskaya Square has been created. The works affected Krasnopresnenskaya, Novodevichy, Kremlin, Moskvoretskaya and other embankments.
The improvement of the Balchug Island has been completed. Repinsky square (Bolotnaya square), Sofiyskaya, Raushskaya, Sadovnicheskaya, Kosmodamianskaya embankments and adjacent Sadovnicheskaya streets, 1st and 2nd Raushskaya, Faleevsky, Komissariatsky and Sadovnichesky lanes were put in order. Only about nine kilometers.
For 10 years, 886 park areas with a total area of more than 19.5 thousand hectares have been landscaped in the city. According to the residents of the capital, parks have turned into fundamentally new modern spaces that are close to home and where you can find entertainment for every taste. In summer, these are bike paths, sports grounds and workout, and in winter – ski tracks, skating rinks and slides for skiing.
This year, work has already been carried out or is being completed in 121 parks with a total area of more than 950 hectares. One of the large-scale projects is the improvement of the Yauza park. Its goal is to create a single recreational space from the Rostokinsky aqueduct to the Moscow Ring Road. Its length will be over 16 kilometers.
During the improvement of the Yauza River floodplain in 2016–2020, five plots with a total area of 135 hectares were put in order – along Lazorevoy, Tenisty and Chukotsky passages, on the territory of the Garden of the Future park and along Zapovednaya Street.
This year, two more territories will be added to them in the floodplain of the Chermyanka River (a tributary of the Yauza). The sections from Dezhnev Passage to Molodtsov Street and from Mussorgsky Street to Dezhnev Passage were put in order. Their total area is 49.1 hectares. Cycling and hiking trails, an eco-trail, decks and observation decks, children’s and sports areas have been made here. It is planned to open an environmental education center. Next year, two more sections of the Yauza River with a total area of 60.3 hectares will be landscaped – along Severodvinskaya Street and from Shirokaya Street to Yeniseiskaya Street.
In total, the plans for 2022 are to put in order more than 100 iconic objects, park and green areas.
One of the main priorities in the development of the capital’s ecosystem is the preservation of natural areas, which make up about half of the city’s area. There are 142 specially protected natural areas in Moscow with a total area of more than 19.6 thousand hectares. Last year, 26 new similar territories appeared. The plans for this year are the creation of eight more.
According to the results of research by the international network of PwC companies, Moscow ranks first in terms of the area of landscaped natural and recreational facilities per capita among 12 cities. The Russian capital is ahead of such cities as New York, Beijing, London, Berlin, Singapore. About 90 percent of the Moscow population live within walking distance from the green areas of the city.
Over 10 years, more than 10 million trees and shrubs have been planted in Moscow, including about 12 thousand large trees. More than half a million trees and shrubs will be planted this fall, and another 400,000 are planned for next year.
Schoolyards and stadiums
This year, the capital launched a large-scale program for the improvement of school yards and stadiums, as well as kindergarten areas. 400 educational institutions took part in it: 228 kindergarten territories and 172 school territories were put in order.
Thanks to the program, children’s playgrounds, sports simulators and benches have appeared in school yards. Landscaping of the territory has been carried out. Football fields, volleyball and basketball courts were repaired at school stadiums. In addition, 10 interschool stadiums were created. After the improvement, everyone can go in for sports here.
Next year, according to the program “My District”, it is planned to improve the territory of 327 educational objects.
Work continues to create convenient pedestrian connections between residential areas and metro stations, the MCC, MCD, platforms of the Moscow Railway and transport hubs. Since 2015, the territories near 315 transport facilities have been put in order. The total area of the improvement was about 4.7 thousand hectares.
This year, work is underway on an area of 218.7 hectares. They are close to 29 transport facilities, including 14 metro stations and four MCD stations.
Next year, it is planned to improve the territories near 16 transport facilities (including eight metro stations, five MCD stations, one transport hub and an overpass). The work will be carried out on an area of 55.2 hectares.
Clinics and hospitals
A program of modernization of city polyclinics is being implemented in the capital. They are being brought to the new Moscow standard. Basically, the program affects buildings built 40-60 years ago. In fact, they are being rebuilt from the foundation to the roof.
In addition to the buildings, the adjacent territories are also being put in order. If possible, they equip playgrounds, parking lots, make sheds over the playgrounds for bicycles and strollers, create a barrier-free environment for people with limited mobility, install navigation elements, and plant trees and shrubs.
Within the framework of the program, it is planned to renovate about 200 buildings, including 137 first-stage polyclinics and over 60 of the second stage. Last year and this year, 30 buildings with a total area of about 84 thousand square meters were reconstructed. Now work is underway in 46 polyclinics with a total area of more than 200 thousand square meters. Their modernization is planned to be completed at the end of this – early next year.
In addition, four buildings of the Botkin Hospital with a total area of 14 thousand square meters are being renovated. Also, six buildings of the Moscow multidisciplinary palliative care center are being put in order. Their total area is 40.7 thousand square meters.
The improvement of the courtyards is carried out in a planned manner. At the suggestions of residents, specialists are repairing and changing outdated infrastructure. The main goal is to create a better urban environment.
This year, 4044 yards were put in order. The list of works also included the replacement of asphalt. In 2022, it is planned to improve 2,249 yards.
Over 10 years, 99 reservoirs have been put in order in the capital, 32 of them will be completed this year.
In 2022, work is planned at 17 ponds, including:
– Mazilovsky (next to the Pionerskaya metro station);
– Vorobyevsky (next to the Palace of Pioneers on Vorobyovy Gory);
– Kalitnikovsky (next to the Kalitnikovsky cemetery);
– Goncharovsky (in the Goncharovsky park).
It is also planned to carry out a major overhaul of three fountains – Pushkin on the square of the same name, a light and music fountain in the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and a floating fountain on the Obvodny Canal.
In 2021, 20.5 million square meters of road surface were repaired in the capital, as well as 3.2 million square meters of road markings were applied.
In 2022, it is planned to repair 19.4 million square meters of road surface and apply 3.2 million square meters of road markings.
Engineering and transport facilities
Over 10 years, we have overhauled more than 360 objects related to the engineering and transport infrastructure. Among them there are 27 bridges and six bridge spaces, seven tunnels, 268 pedestrian crossings, 16 embankments and quays.
This year, we completed the overhaul of the pedestrian tunnel under Begovaya Street and five bridge structures:
– Big Stone Bridge;
– bridge “Tushinsky DK” (across the river Skhodnya, Fabrichny proezd);
– Skolkovo overpass (at the 53rd kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road);
– overpasses Kubinka – Bozhenko (part of the North-West Expressway above the MCD-1 tracks);
– a pedestrian bridge at the 102nd kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road.
Now there is a major overhaul of 26 objects, including seven bridges:
– Stroginsky Bridge (across the Moskva River);
– Firsanovsky bridge (across the Skhodnya river);
– Andreevsky Bridge (across the Moskva River, connects Frunzenskaya and Pushkinskaya embankments);
– Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge (across the Moskva River, connects Berezhkovskaya and Rostovskaya embankments);
– the bridge over the Tsaritsyno dam (in the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve);
– Sevastopol overpass (in the Yasenevo area);
– Gorky overpass (at the 1st kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road).
Next year, it is planned to overhaul 22 structures, including the northern berth at Luzhniki, the Andreevsky, Setun and Fili berths, as well as the Novoarbatsky and Likhachevsky bridges.
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