It is expected that in 10-12 years up to 80% city residents will be using public transport.
The St. Petersburg authorities have presented a draft road traffic scheme for the period until 2033. According to Kommersant daily, the scheme developed on the commission of the municipal authorities suggests introducing tolls for driving into the city center and expanding paid parking lots.
The authors of the scheme also suggest giving priority to the public transport. In their estimation, in the coming 10-12 years up to 80% of St. Petersburg residents will be using public transport.
According to the St. Petersburg Government, these suggestions are just recommendations. However, this is a development vector than many of the world’s capitals follow.
Ilya Reznikov, a transport territory development expert of the Urbanica Institute, believes that before making drivers pay for entering the city center, the city should offer them an alternative.
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