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Transit Lanes in Moscow

Public transportation will have its own lane on the Garden Ring and other major streets in downtown Moscow by July 2012, according to a press release issued by the Central Administrative District of the city, RIA-Novosti reported.

The decision to devote the far right lanes of the Garden Ring, Tverskaya Ulitsa, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya and Bolshaya Yakimanka comes after successful experiments in less central parts of the city last year and in 2009. The average speed of public transportation is expected to rise from its current 12 to 18 kilometers per hour to 30 kilometers per hour thanks to the new lanes.


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