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Lviv Safe and Climate Friendly Street Redesign. Riasne District
(supported by GIZ)

This assignment aims at providing the city of Lviv with analyses, recommendations, and tender guidelines for selected five districts to increase climate-friendly mobility (walkability, usage of public transport and cycling) while at the same time improving traffic safety. 

Our team was involved in the redevelopment of two areas: Horodotska - Rudne and Riasne.

Riasne district is divided into 2 separate microdistricts: Riasne 1 and Riasne 2 (north), and industrial zone (south). 

Riasne 1 is an almost self-contained neighborhood where residents can provide for most of their daily needs. Only office centers and a large shopping center are missing. Points of mass attraction are concentrated along the main Shevchenka street, where an industrial zone is located on one side, and trade on the other. Behind the first line of the main building there are also educational institutions, sports grounds and trade. Thus, on the one hand, there is a problem with accessibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and on the other, with the functional purpose of the Shevchenka street — is the only main street connecting a remote neighborhood with the city center. Freight vehicles move along it, in particular, vehicles from the Krakivets checkpoint pass through further in the direction of Kyiv. In addition to the main function of transit, the street performs the role of access to adjacent territories along its entire length: the mixing of these functions on one street negatively affects the overall traffic safety and the operation of the street-road network as a whole. 

Riasne 2 is bounded by the railway on two sides and a forest strip. The buildings have from 5 to 10 floors. The district has only basic needs (primary, secondary schools, shops and groceries, primary medicine, post office) — the rest of the attractions are located in the industrial zone and in Riasne-1, but due to barriers in the form of a railway and a forest strip, the connections between them are broken. 


The scope of services includes:

  • field surveys of the street and road network of the study area

  • analysis of existing relevant projects and documents regarding traffic safety, development of pedestrian and bicycle traffic and public transport

  • proactive planning with district residents, representatives of local self-government bodies, and public organizations in order to collect existing problems

  • development of specific proposals to improve traffic safety in the area (with traffic-calming measures)

  • development of pre-project proposals for the redevelopment of the main streets of the districts (redesign)

  • calculation of the approximate cost of design and construction works for the implementation of the proposed solutions

  • development of proposals regarding the phasing of the implementation of the developed solutions

  • simulated computer modelling of safety-critical intersections

The whole list of documentation about the project is available on the official website of the Lviv City Council.

All materials for planning areas are available
by link

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