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Public Transport Patterns Changed During Forum

Published: May 22, 2014 (Issue # 1811)



  • Changes to numerous public transport routes during SPIEF will make getting around town a challenge.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

It’s often the drivers that suffer when large events are held at Lenexpo, especially during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, with many of the nearby streets closed and redirected traffic turning Vasilievsky Island into one big traffic jam. This year, however, public transport users should also be prepared for delays as a number of route changes for city buses and trolleybuses have been made.

The No. 1 bus will stick to its usual route from Nalichnaya Ulitsa to Gavanskaya Ulitsa but will then direct to Sredny Prospekt, Detskaya Ulitsa and Bolshoi Prospekt before returning to its usual route along Novosibirskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 7, 128 and 151 buses will also be following their everyday route along Nalichnaya Ulitsa, then go on to Maly Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island, Gavanskaya Ulitsa, Sredny Prospekt and Detskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 152 bus will detour through Detskaya Ulitsa, Sredny Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island, Gavanskaya Street and Maly Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island after Kosaya Liniya, before returning to its usual path.

The No. 10 and 11 trolleybuses also have changes to their routes. The No. 10 trolleybus will change from Konnogvardeisky Boulevard to Pochtampsky Pereulok, Yakubovicha Ulitsa, St. Isaac’s Square, Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, Nevsky Prospekt and then to Novgorodskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 11 trolleybus will go from Tallinskaya Ulitsa along Stakhanovtsev Ulitsa, Novocherkassky Prospekt, Bolsheokhtinsky Most, Tulskaya Ulitsa, Suvorovsky Prospekt, Bevsky Prospekt, Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, St. Isaac’s Square and Konnogvardeisky Boulevard, then on to its final destination on Ploschad Truda.

There is no official information about traffic changes on Vasilievsky Island during the days of the forum. However, traffic jams may occur throughout the city center. If residents would rather not waste time in their cars, they can make use of the city bikes instead. By the time the forum begins, 33 new bike rental stations are planned to be in operation near Lenexpo and hotels accommodating forum guests.

Due to St. Petersburg International Book Salon, also held from May 23 through 26, Klenovaya, Karavannaya, and Italianskaya Ulitsa as well as Manezhnaya Ploschad will be closed to traffic until May 26 and 27.

The 18th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 will be held in St. Petersburg from May 22 through 24.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Thursday, July 31


Develop your leadership abilities during a lecture by famous Russian author and coach Radislav Gandapas. The event starts at 9 a.m. at 5 Lodeinopolskaya Ulitsa. The price for entry is 20,500 rubles ($570).


Relax and enjoy a Parisian atmosphere with some romantic and laidback jazz tunes during the Night of French Music at Lenny Jam Cafe, 63 Ligovsky Prospekt. The entrance fee is 250 rubles ($7).


The Women’s Business Club is hosting a Beauty Brunch where participants are invited to discuss the latest news in the beauty industry and listen to lectures by professional stylists in the business.



Friday, Aug. 1


Bikers from all around the world will gather to take part in a parade, extreme shows and rock concerts during the International Biker Festival that revs its engines today and runs through Aug. 3 near Olgino Hotel, 4/2 Primorskogo Shosse.


The Peter and Paul Fortress will be turned into an open-air cinema today and tomorrow as part of the 5th International Short and Animation Film Festival. A huge screen across the fortress walls will air short films non-stop with board games, photo sessions and other activities also on offer for visitors. For more information, visit www.opencinemafest.ru



Saturday, Aug. 2


Gatchina Palace Park Museum will host its second annual Night of Light, an impressive audio-visual show across the night sky. Tickets are 600 rubles ($16).


If graphic design is more your thing then check out Illustration Day, where you will be able to visit an exhibition, attend lectures by professionals and even show experts some of your own work. The event starts at noon at Zona Deystvia, 73 Ligovsky Prospekt. The entrance fee is 350 rubles ($10).



Sunday, Aug. 3


History lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to see reenactments of World War I battles in Pushkin at noon. Besides exciting war scenes, visitors can enjoy live music, historical costumes, an equestrian show and a fancy-dress parade starting from the Moscow gates.


Garage Sale, the popular and growing flea market where nothing is priced over 500 rubles ($14.11), starts today at noon in Loft-Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt. Be sure to get in early to score a bargain. Entry costs 50 rubles ($1.40)



Monday, Aug. 4


Continue the working week with a calm and steady mind with a free yoga lesson at 7 p.m. in the Bukvoyed store at 23A Vladimirsky Prospekt.



Tuesday, Aug. 5


Visit The Romanov Dynasty doll exhibition today, where more than fifty porcelain dolls depicting Russian rulers, and made by Olina Ventzel, will be on show. The exhibition continues through Aug. 31 in Sheremetyev Palace, 34 Fontanka Naberezhnaya.



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