Transport in Megapolis. Rethinking Approaches to Urban Mobility

17 july

The world’s leading cities are unanimous in placing their bets on the development of public transportation. The key challenge here is creating an integrated transportation system on the scale of an urban agglomeration. In this, Moscow has made significant progress. The launch of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), a 54-kilometer inner-city rail, in 2016 became the hallmark infrastructure project for the city. After being abandoned for over a century, an old railroad became one of Moscow’s vital arteries. Building on its success, Moscow is embarking on a new megaproject branded the Moscow Central Diameters. The project sets out to modernise suburban railroads and integrate it with the city transportation system. Mobilizing the «hidden» resources of the infrastructure is becoming a distinctive feature of Moscow’s transportation policy. This approach allows for increasing transportation accessibility and speed, and optimising the 2.

  • What are the key parameters of the projects being implemented in Moscow?
  • How do they fit into the overall 8 for the development of public transport?
  • What are the effects of these projects in terms of transport, society, and urban planning?
  • What other hidden resources can the cities use to develop infrastructure?