MOSCOW, October 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Heavy-duty truck traffic will be banned in daytime along Moscow’s outer circular road and out-bound highways, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday.
According to the mayor, trucks account for 30 to 40 percent of daytime traffic along the outer circular road. “Very soon, we will impose limitations of truck traffic along the outer circular road in daytime. Later, truck traffic will be banned in daytime along out-bound highways,” he told the Moscow 24 television channel.
Sobyanin also said that there were no plans to restrict entry to the city’s centre for motor vehicles. “Such practices are used in a number of cities abroad, for instance, in London, in Singapore. But in Moscow we do not plan to limit traffic in the city centre, neither within the Garden Ring, nor within the Boulevard Ring,” he said. At the same time, he pledged to regulate car parking matters in downtown Moscow. “It will be permitted to park cars only where there are parking signs,” he added.