Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2012

In Osteuropa 6-8/2012

Moscow Traffic – A Mirror of Society

Мichail Blinkin

Deutsche Fassung


Moscow is stuck in traffic. The city’s infrastructure could not keep up with the rapid pace of motorisation. Western concepts of transport planning state: human behaviour in motion must be managed; public transport must be made attractive, driving unattractive. But this prescription alone will not help Moscow. The city’s network of roads must be significantly expanded and made more efficient. And: The automotive class system must be abolished; instead of privileges for those on high, there must be rules that apply to everyone.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2012, pp. 279–292)