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15 July 2020 / 09:36

31 August 1989 Str. in Chisinau will be redesigned

31 August 1989 Street of Chisinau will be redesigned, becoming a green corridor that will connect Valea Trandafirilor Park with Dendrariu Park. This initiative takes place thanks to the support provided by UNDP Moldova for the City Hall of Chisinau, within the project "Sustainable Green Cities for Moldova", funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), reads a press release of UNDP.

"Due to its location, this street has a high potential for pedestrians and cycling, which is now under-exploited. The benefits of this transformation will be enjoyed not only by the inhabitants of the areas close to these parks, but also by the entire city, as an alternative mobility connection to the Center will be ensured and thus the pressure on the public and private transport system will be reduced," says Ion Ceban, general mayor of Chisinau Municipality.

To make more efficient use of the space, the traffic lane for road transport will be kept, and the parking spaces will be arranged parallel to the road. At the same time, a two-way bicycle lane will be made available.

"Following increased level of walking and cycling during the pandemic, the redesign of 31 August 1989 street will encourage even more people to choose alternatives to public transport and make the travel safer. Besides creating equal conditions for all transport means in this specific street segment, it will positively contribute to overall improving of mobility system in Chisinau," mentioned Inga Podoroghin, Program Specialist at UNDP Moldova.

The redesign plan of the street was developed by a company contracted by UNDP, and the redevelopment will start in September 2020, from the financing provided by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and European Investment Bank (EIB).

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