A lecture on reducing carbon emissions to the atmosphere was held by Professor of the Department "Organization and safety" of the Moscow state automobile and road technical University (MADI) Oleg Mayboroda to the teachers and masters of DOSAAF of the Kaliningrad (all-Russian training association, combined sports and technical schools). Kaliningrad and Kazan are the pilot cities in Russia, where the UN programme on reducing emissions of carbon dioxide is implemented.
The conference on mobility in the Central part of the city has begun in Kaliningrad, where, the urban and regional transport experts from all over Russia and from several foreign countries take part. In General, the conference is divided into four sections, focused on public transport, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. By the way, the cyclists get a special conference day. "Komsomolskaya Pravda" was told with Vladimir Kumov, the Advisor for the development of Bicycle culture of the Deputy Minister of transport of the Russian Federation to understand why it had happened. Kaliningrad is one of two pilot cities in the framework of the UN joint programme with the Russian Ministry of transport for the further decrease of harmful emissions in cities, the second city – Kazan, - said Kumov. Now Kazan and Kaliningrad will have to become super bicycle city, and then the experience will have to be shared on all cities of Russia. This is a global idea. According to Vladimir Kumov, part of the funds for the development of Bicycle infrastructure of Kaliningrad will be given by the UN.
A comprehensive scheme of traffic organization (CTMP) with a vision to 2030 was presented in the Kazan city hall yesterday. It is the first document of traffic organization in Russia developed with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Along with the construction of new roads and interchanges, metro, light rail routes and the reduction of harmful emissions by 30%, the main issues of the scheme contain also such unpopular measures as an extension of the paid parking and "turtle" speed limits in the city centre. Kazan is still a pilot Russian city in this direction.
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"Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia’s medium-sized cities"