Granite embankments in the center of Moscow have become the hallmark of the capital and one of the most recognizable city views. The details of their improvement were revealed by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in his personal blog.
“Beautification has changed the fate of historic embankments. Every year they are increasingly turning into a popular place for recreation and walks,” said the head of the capital. Sobyanin noted that earlier the central embankments were difficult to access and inconvenient – to get there, it was necessary to cross a wide road with heavy traffic. For these reasons, they were not very popular among the townspeople. The Mayor of Moscow showed how the renovated Krasnopresnenskaya, Kotelnicheskaya, Ovchinnikovskaya, Ozerkovskaya, Smolenskaya, Rostovskaya, Savvinskaya and Novodevichya embankments, as well as the Taras Shevchenko embankment, began to look like. Thanks to the landscaping, these spaces have become more comfortable – sidewalks have been widened there, plants have been planted, benches have been installed and lighting has been improved. Earlier, Sobyanin said that in recent years, the city authorities have put in order 40 embankments with a total length of more than 65 kilometers. According to the mayor, in the coming years there will be no less work to be done.