The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin held a round table as part of the forum Kazan Digital Week-2020
Kazan hosts the
International Forum Kazan Digital Week-2020. Today, the forum hosted one of the
representative sections – the round table “Smart city: experience in innovative
development of traffic infrastructure and urban mobility". The mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin headed the discussion. He gathered mayors of foreign and
Russian cities for a meeting.
“A single route
network linking all four modes of transport has been formed in Kazan”
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, speaking about the
experience of Kazan in the transport sector, noted that the active reformation
of transport services in the city began in 2006. The main areas of work were
optimization of the route network, renewal of vehicles and introduction of
innovative technologies. “Today in Kazan, a single route network has been
formed, connecting all four types of transport that works in a single schedule,
at the same rates”, – I.Metshin said.
Monitoring of the urban transport is carried out by
the GLONASS automated dispatching control system.
To eliminate traffic congestion on the city's roads,
increase the capacity of streets and speed, left turns were prohibited in
Kazan, as well as the entry of cargo transport to the downtown was restricted. Besides,
since 2007, dedicated lanes of the road network have been actively used to
ensure priority of public transport, the head of the city noted.
The city is actively implementing an adaptive traffic control
system of the fifth generation, which is part of the intelligent transport
cases, interesting experience, I hope colleagues will be able to use projects
to improve life in cities”
Representatives of foreign countries spoke about their
experience in improving the transport industry. For example, the vice-mayor of
Guangzhou (China), Lin Daoping, noted that in China, all metropolises adhere to
innovation principles in various areas, including transport. Therefore, in
Guangzhou, the transport industry uses high technologies, including artificial
intelligence, big data and 5G. A 5G rapid transit control line has been
launched in the city, and a demonstration zone has been created to connect all
The vice-mayor Ke Jixin spoke about the digitalization
of the transportation process in Hangzhou.
In Turkey, the country's authorities are trying to
find ways to increase passenger traffic in public transport. The Mayor of Izmir
Tunc Soyer said that the city has introduced a single ticket system. “One
ticket is issued for all types of transport, which is valid for a certain time.
This is how we promote travelling by public transport among citizens, making it
more convenient and comfortable”, – T.Soyer noted.
“Interesting cases, interesting experience, I hope our
colleagues will be able to use projects to improve life in cities”, - I.Metshin
Kazan will host
the first Central-Eastern Congress on intelligent transport systems
Representatives of cities of the CIS countries and
Russian cities attended the second part of the round table. The Mayor of
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) Altay Kulginov said that the city's public transport
system has implemented the Face Pay system, which allows paying for travel in a
Kan Kvarchia, deputy head of the administration, told
about the traffic management system in the city of Sukhumi (Abkhazia).
According to him, there are practically no traffic jams in the city. This is
because each street route, thanks to technical means, has several options for
leaving the city.
At the end of the meeting, Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin
thanked the participants and invited them to Kazan for the first
Central-Eastern Congress on intelligent transport systems, which will be held
in the capital of Tatarstan in 2022.