Krasnodar, 20 July. The implementation of the 7 Streets project has reportedly been suspended in Krasnodar.
Such decision was taken at a session of the Public City Planning Council held by Governor Veniamin Kondratiev last week. Speaking at the session, he noted that the project supposes that the roadways of the streets in the city centre will be narrowed while the pavements will be expanded. However, it is important to understand whether the city is prepared to such changes and how their implementation would affect the traffic, he said.
“Every project must correspond with townspeople’s interests – so it should be submitted for public discussion and only then get implemented,” Mr. Kondratiev said.
Krasnodar Mayor Yevgeni Pervyshov expressed an opinion that the project would not put an end to motor traffic in the city centre, but it would help form the city’s pedestrian backbone, connect the continuous embankment of the Kuban River with the Karasuns Park, and restore the historical centre of Krasnodar.
“It is a question of temporary traffic restrictions. All project, to the maximum possible extent, are discussed with local dwellers and businesspeople,” he objected.
The governor asked the Regional Management Centre to get involved with public opinion polls.
The 7 Streets project proposes to narrow the roadways, expand the pavements and outline bike lanes along Pashkovskaya, Karasunskaya, Chapaev, Rashpilevskaya, Krasnoarmeiskaya, Krasnaya and Kommunarov streets.
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