Construction is underway in the center of Sevastopol. The central street of the city, Bolshaya Morskaya, is being improved. This is the first large-scale project that is being implemented with the participation of the Urban projects center Shtab.
We have developed the transport concept of the street – the basis for all subsequent beautification. As a result of a long process of interaction with all stakeholders under the leadership of the city government, a compromise project was developed. The desire to achieve a balance between the interests of all parties has become the essence of the project.
The main changes will affect Lazarev Square, where Nakhimov Avenue, Mayakovsky and General Petrov Streets, Shestakov Descent converge – and Bolshaya Morskaya Street begins.
More space for pedestrians. The existing roundabout, which was partially adjustable and therefore did not work like a regular ring, is converted into an adjustable intersection. This will increase the amount of space that pedestrians can use for transit and recreation.
Improvements for public transport. Now buses and trolleybuses, turning from Nakhimov Avenue to Bolshaya Morskaya Street, are forced to maneuver through two lanes and turn directly in the intersection zone. According to the project, a dedicated lane is organized for the turning route transport, and the maneuver is commited before the intersection, which reduces the likelihood of accidents and the time loss for all participants in the movement.
Traffic safety. Refuges will appear in pedestrian crossings. They will not only make pedestrians crossing more comfortable and safe, but will also help to channel traffic flows, preventing potential conflicts and accidents.
Regularizing of parking. For most of the street – from Lazarev Square to Admiral Oktyabrsky Street, parallel parking interrupted by pedestrian curbs is organized. The number of parking spaces and lanes will remain the same, but changing the geometry of the street will make the process of parking and driving more intuitive. Sidewalk extensions provide mutual visibility to pedestrians and drivers and reduce the likelihood of accidents.
Accessibility. Design solutions ensure street accessibility for people with limited mobility. All pedestrian crossings will be equipped with smooth lowering of sidewalks.
We expect that the beautification of Bolshaya Morskaya Street will be the beginning of the systemic transport transformation in Sevastopol, which will consistently take into account the basic principles of modern urban mobility: sustainable development, traffic safety, priority of public transport and the availability of infrastructure for all residents of the city.