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Moscow has spent proceeds from paid Parking in 2016 for the renovation of courtyards and playgrounds. Motorists have financed the installation of antiprotonic columns, tiling and cleaning the debris after the demolition of unauthorized construction
Planters and barriers
Moscow has collected from motorists 2.9 billion RUB in 2016 for the use of paid Parking, told RBC in the press service of the Moscow Department of transport. The money was in accordance with the city Ordinance from 2012 was spent on the improvement areas. Most of this amount — nearly 2.4 billion rubles went to the repair yards, follows from the official records of prefectures and district councils that was read by RBC. Most of these funds were spent in the Central district: 1.3 billion rubles went to the repair 284 yards, have informed RBC in the press-service of Prefecture TSAO. In Moscow on the money motorists prospered for more than 600 yards.
Separately on the improvement of children’s playgrounds was spent not less than 162 million rubles., on playgrounds left of 75.5 million rubles. So, to install swings, slides and exercise equipment in one of the courtyards of sad was laid the 6.6 million RUB from Parking fees. One pot for flowers on the Arbat cost drivers more than 90 thousand rubles. Not less than RUB 20 million from the Parking fees went into the supply of waste containers. They were established in the courts of the Central, southern and South-Western districts.
The remaining 500 million RUB from fees spent on the repair of streets, including the replacement of curbs, asphalt laying and installation of guardrails. CAO 60 million rubles, collected from the motorists, planted gardens on Olympic Avenue. Almost 8 million rubles allocated for the installation of public transport. Another 4 million rubles. Parking charges laid tiles.
Motorists partially paid and restrictive measures on the road. At several dozen locations across the city due to the 70 million RUB from paid Parking was installed antispermalnye columns, speed bumps and Parking pockets on the roadway. In the Central district, more than 4.6 million rubles. Parking fees went to co-Finance the installation of 92 gates in the yards.
Finally, motorists in the Eastern district paid for the landscaping of the area after the demolition of unauthorized construction — several stalls and garages. These funds, according to the report of the Prefecture, left about 9 million rubles.
The first paid Parking inside the Boulevard ring in November 2012. In 2013, the area of paid Parking has expanded to the Garden ring, and after another year went beyond the Third transport ring. 2 Dec 2016 at 133 busiest streets in Central Moscow have introduced maximum Parking rate — 200 rubles per hour. According to RBC, in 2016 the Moscow authorities have declared more than 40 tenders for the maintenance of city Parking lots in excess of 2.2 billion rubles.
In a press-service of the Department of transport reported that the new tariffs have reduced the workload of the Parking lots within the Garden ring in peak hours by 10% compared to last winter. “The Department, in 2017, predicts an increase in income in the budget at the expense of fee for paid Parking”, — said the press service.
Head of the chair of transport telematics MADI Vladimir Vlasov said that the increase in tariffs for Parking leads to the fact that a decreasing number of drivers who leave cars in the center all day. However, in the future there might be an effect of habituation, and relieve the road will fail. “To understand how reduced traffic, you need to conduct a special simulation. However, such calculations are not officially published. In General, in 2017, the Parking charges are likely to do will remain at the same level,” Vlasov concluded.
The coordinator of the movement “Blue buckets” Peter Shkumatov considers the existing distribution of Parking fees is unfair and humiliating for car owners. “Drivers pay create constraints for yourself on the road or work that is not connected with traffic. Parking charges should be spent for the construction of a public multi-level Parking lots, Park-and-ride and mechanical Parking in the yards,” — said Shkumatov.