New Moscow mayor announces attack on traffic chaos

21:49, October 28, 2010      

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Newly appointed Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday a three-pronged attack on the capital's transport problems.

"The Moscow mayor named three priority areas: increasing the number of parking places, developing public transport and road construction," said Moscow City Duma on its web site.

Congested roads and long traffic jams have blighted Moscow for years. Car owners in Moscow also have to park on the edges and sidewalks of roads due to lack of parking places.

Sobyanin believed it would be effective to fine drivers for incorrect parking.

Before his official inauguration on Oct. 21, Sobyanin declared combating the capital's transport problems as one of his top priorities.

Recently, the municipal administration received some 1,700 suggestions from Muscovites over tackling traffic problems.

The majority of them suggested restricting trucks during daytime, improving the local train system and introducing high-speed trams.



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