The measure will take effect on November 7. The authorities announced plans to completely ban motorists from leaving the allocated lanes in August, but promised to announce the date of the ban later.
From November 7, travel on dedicated lines in Moscow, regardless of the day of the week, will be allowed only for urban transport, emergency and utilities, as well as for cyclists. This is stated in the message of the Moscow Department of Transport in the Telegram channel.
The amount of the fine for violation will be 3 thousand rubles, now the remaining signs are being dismantled, the message says.
The Department of Transport explained that such a measure would reduce the waiting time for public transport, which can go without delay. The ministry noted that the Taxi Transportation Council of the TAMA Association, which includes more than 40 companies, as well as the Probok.net expert center, had previously applied to the department with a request to impose a ban on leaving for leased lines.
Now in Moscow, some of the allocated lanes are open only on weekdays, and some are constantly working. In particular, since April 2019, dedicated lanes have been operating daily on Leninsky Prospekt, on the section from Prospekt Mira to Yaroslavskoye Shosse, on Mozhayskoye Shosse, Vozdvizhenka Street and Kutuzovsky Prospekt. In addition, at the same time, a ban was introduced to use the dedicated line on weekends on Nakhimovsky and Lomonosovsky avenues, Minskaya street, in the section from Nizhegorodskaya street to Ryazansky avenue.
The plans to completely ban motorists from going to leased lines in Moscow were reported in the transport department in August this year, but the exact date of the innovation was not named. “Soon all the dedicated lanes will work 24/7. At the same time, now on dedicated lines, where they removed the signs, until they issue fines, we will warn in advance about the beginning of the new rules, ”the department said.