Moscow urban agglomeration development is based on the principle of organizing an urban territory as a polycentric system of districts. Streets and avenues, parks, forest areas and water bodies are the centres and valuable territories of these districts. It is vital that the modernization and development of undeveloped industrial territories and areas adjacent to the railways are carried out in tandem with organizing a new transport framework for a sufficient high-speed system ofpublic and personal transport.
MOSCOW MASTER PLAN
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Spatial development strategy
Furthermore, the existing streets and avenues that currently are exploited fully by transit transport can be transformed intofull-fledged avenues and boulevards. Within these areas, priority is to be given to residents, pedestrians, cyclists and intra-street public transport, as well as to developing public functions of the ground floor zones. This will create a harmoniousurban environment and conditions for it to qualitatively develop and improve in the future.
Zoning for the permissible building density is determined based on the existing and planned social, engineering andtransport infrastructure that already exists or is planned to emerge. The more infrastructure is, the higher building density is allowed. Likewise, outside urban areas where infrastructure is minimal, the building density is to be restricted.