From September 1, 2018, new state building standards (SBS) for urban development have been in effect in Ukraine - DBN B.2.2-12: 2018 “Planning and development of territories”. According to those standards, cities with a population of over 100,000 people should develop a long-term strategy for the elaboration of the transport system - a comprehensive transport scheme (CTS) with a prospect of 30-40 years. The CTS should be developed by the local authority as a separate document based on the approved City general plan.
Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze stressed.
According to the current standards, such complex transport schemes provide an analysis of the existing state of the transport network, which includes:
- operation of public and other urban transport;
- efficiency of rail, sea or air transportation, bus, tram and other routes; - operation of airports, stations, ports, etc. Then, further steps and ways to develop this network are determined on its basis.
CTS should take into account the following directions:
- socio-economic and planning features of each particular city;
- population and territory growth;
- population placement and demographic structure;
- prospective changes in the location of industrial enterprises, construction, large trading and other facilities;
- a promising level of motorization.