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Sunday
Apr222012

A Day on the Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro from Sasha Aleksandrov on Vimeo.

Moscow is rethinking the way it organizes its vast and over-capacity transportation system. Its subway is among the world's most used, handling millions of trips every day. As the nation urbanizes with folks migrating to urban centers from the hinterland, this system is starting to lag. The surface transportation system of clogged highways is especially feeling the burden of a new middle class population with middle class car ownership rates. 

One approach that the city and federal government is taking is to rebalance the relationship between home and work. Through an incremental relocation of employment and entertainment zones to be more dispersed throughout the city, commutes will become more manageable and the impact to the transportation system less severe. 

Russian cinematographer Sasha Aleksandrov produced this video in an effort to capture Moscovites in their daily subway routine. Read more on Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/04/single-day-moscow-subway-2-minutes/1652/

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