Moscow has received honourable mention in a field of 10 nominated cities vying for the international Sustainable Transport Award.
The award ceremony was held in Washington DC on 9 January this year. Cities in France, the US, Colombia, China and other countries were among the nominees.
“This award is given every year to cities that have successfully implemented innovative projects in public transit. They include projects to improve passenger mobility, reduce air pollution and increase safety for all traffic, including bikers and pedestrians. Moscow has received this distinguished award for reorganising the city space and improving conditions for pedestrians, also by way of connecting bus routes and building the Moscow Central Circle,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.
The Sustainable Transport Award, founded in 2005, is one of the most prestigious global transport awards. Winning world capitals and megacities are recognised for achievements in developing transport infrastructure. The event gathers several thousand experts from all over the world. It also includes themed conferences for world transport experts to share experiences. The panel of judges consists of experts from the World Bank, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in New York and representatives of expert organisations in the fields of public transport and city infrastructure development.
In 2017, Moscow also received special recognition at the Global Public Transport Awards of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and an award for its contributions to developing parking space from the company TomTom.