UNDP / GEF-Russian Ministry of Transport

Project of UNDP/GEF — Ministry of Transport of the  Russian Federation 00080462 
„Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia’s medium-sized cities“

kaliningrad.png Kaliningrad

453,500 citizens / 197,726 cars

Our goal:

to reduce the GHG emissions in Kaliningrad by 46,500 tons of CO 2 within 20 years


cars per
1000 people

Russia’s average: 221 cars

why Kaliningrad


Kaliningrad is a city with a record number of cars: 353 per 1000 people. The City Administration is committed to change the situation and ready to fund the development of comprehensive transport planning in 2013-2017; and the Project, in its turn, may help to attract additional funds and make the required examinations on the world level.

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Transport situation today   

Situation as of 2012

  • The urban transport system was designed for 60–100 cars per 1000 citizens. In 2012, figure is 353 cars per 1000 citizens.

  • The city has no arranged car parkings.

  • The share of electric transport in passenger transit steadily decreases.

36 000
citizens per day

face difficulties when coming out from the Selma micro-district


the average fuel consumption per 100 km
for cars in Kaliningrad

We can reduce CO2 emissions by:

    • Using hybrid and electric vehicles.

      There are six low carbon vehicles and a network of battery-charging stations for electric vehicles in Kaliningrad now.

    • Developing a comprehensive public transport development scheme for Kaliningrad till 2020, considering the transport provision at the 2018 FIFA World Cup games.

    • Introduction of the SUT arterial road which will change traffic between the Yantarniy Sport Centre and Prospekt Mira in the city centre

    annual reduction of CO2 emissions by
    2,300 tonns

    • Feasibility study for a rapid passenger transit system in Kaliningrad

kazan.png Kazan

1,205,651 citizens / 375,582 cars

Situation as of 2012

  • The share of public transport gradually decreases in passenger traffic.

  • The road network operates under extreme loads.

  • For every type of transport in Kazan individual tariffs and ways of payment are used.

  • Kazan has no master plan for developing public transport beyond 2013.

  • No hybrid or electric vehicles are used in Kazan.

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Transport situation today

Our goal:

to reduce the GHG emissions in Kazan by 176,000 tons of CO 2 within 20 years


What transport
use townies?


average fuel consumption per 100 km
for cars in Kazan


cars per hour
in both directions

volume of traffic at arterial roads

why Kazan


Kazan hosted the 2013 Universiade. The city built 130 km of new roads to the beginning of the student games so UNDP’s help came just in time.

We can reduce CO2 emissions by:

    • Developing the Integrated Transport Scheme for Kazan for 2014-2020 and further on to 2030.

    • Putting into service fifty low-carbon vehicles in Kazan.

    • Arranging pilot parking lots on the main streets of Kazan.

    • Environmental monitoring of the GHG emissions from automobiles and of the overall condition of the Kazan’s environment.

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