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Bishkek Bets on Bikes and Buses

To alleviate congestion and traffic bottlenecks in the capital, the Bishkek Mayor's Office has green-lit a strategic plan for enhancing the city's road transport infrastructure over the 2024-2030 period. This initiative, as detailed on the municipal website, encompasses an ambitious range of projects. Highlights include the construction of bridges and new road junctions, the introduction of bike lanes within the road network, the consolidation of dedicated lanes into a coherent system, the expansion of parking facilities including an increase in bicycle parking spaces, and the establishment of transport hubs and park-and-ride lots. The vision driving these efforts is to significantly reduce car dependency in Bishkek, promoting instead a robust network of public and bicycle transport options. Plans are underway to construct seven park-and-ride facilities around the city’s perimeter, encouraging commuters to opt for public transport upon entering Bishkek. City officials have consistently advocated for strategies to lower rampant smog levels and congestion, including proposals to limit private car access into the city based on a vehicle's license plate number. Furthermore, the Mayor's Office announced plans to establish at least two advanced transport and transfer hubs at key entry points into Bishkek. These hubs will serve as critical junctions for intercity and regional bus routes, facilitating seamless connections with the city's public transport system. By 2030, these initiatives aim to achieve a 20% reduction in car usage within the city and cut congestion by 30%.

Several injured in Moscow as taxi driven by Kyrgyz national strikes pedestrians

BISHKEK (TCA) — Moscow police say a taxi driver whose car plowed into pedestrians and injured soccer fans near Red Square on June 16 reported that he fell asleep and confused his brake and gas pedals, RFE/RL reported. Continue reading

The high toll of traffic injuries in Central Asia: unacceptable and preventable

BISHKEK (TCA) — Central Asian countries, and Kazakhstan in particular, have high numbers of road traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries every year. The problem can be solved by joint efforts of the governments and the public, and introduction of international best practices in the road traffic safety sphere. We are presenting this article by Aliya Karakulova, Senior Operations Officer, Transport and ICT for Central Asia, China, and Mongolia, at the World Bank Central Asia Regional Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The article was originally published on the World Bank website: Continue reading

Smog over Kyrgyzstan capital city: causes, effects, and solutions

BISHKEK (TCA) — Air pollution has become one of the most discussed topics in Bishkek. A shroud of smog over Kyrgyzstan’s capital has become stronger in recent years, and it is clearly visible when looking at the city from above, even from villages located to the south Bishkek, at the foot of the mountains. Continue reading

At least 52 Uzbekistan citizens killed in bus fire in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — At least 52 people have been killed in a fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aqtobe region, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Continue reading

China’s Huawei to implement Smart City project in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — On January 11 in Bishkek, the government of Kyrgyzstan and China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd signed an investment agreement for implementation of the Smart City project aimed at strengthening security in the country, including a decrease in the number of road traffic accidents and response to terrorist and criminal threats, the government’s press service said. Implementation of the project will last one and a half years, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said at the signing ceremony. The total amount of investments will be US $60 million. The Smart City project will be implemented in the capital Bishkek and Osh, the country’s second-largest city in the south, as well as on the motor roads Bishkek-Osh and Bishkek-Cholpon-Ata (Issyk-Kul), and on the road connecting Bishkek and the city’s Manas International Airport. The Chinese companies Huawei and Beijing China Veterans Lingxin Capital Management, as well as the domestic Aka Minerals and Mining LLC, will invest in the Smart City project in Kyrgyzstan, 24.kg news agency reported. The Kyrgyz Government believes that the implementation of the project will maximize security on the streets and roads of Kyrgyz cities, major thoroughfares of the capital city, at intersections, in public places, and will help to more quickly resolve controversial situations that arise from traffic accidents, and effectively deal with criminal and terrorist threats.