Traffic to be blocked off in 16 streets, two squares in Kiev during Euro-2012
Transport traffic will be blocked off in 16 streets and lanes in central Kiev during Euro-2012 matches, and the route to the Olympic NSC will be freed from cars for Swedish fans, according to Information Centre Ukraine-2012. Traffic on Khreshchatyk Street will be blocked off and the Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) will be closed during the entire period of the championship.
The Information Centre Ukraine-2012 has been informed at the Euro-2012
General Directorate of the Kyiv City State Administration that restrictions on transport traffic during the period of the championship have been fixed in respective directives issued by Kyiv City State Administration.
In particular, transport traffic will be restricted in 14 streets, a square and a boulevard in the city centre on the days of tournament matches (11, 15, 19 and 24 June and 1 July 2012) in order to make walking routes.
It has been planned to block off: Chervonoarmiyska Street (the segment from I. Fedorova Street to T. Shevchenko Boulevard); I. Fedorova Street (from Chervonoarmiyska Street to Predslavynska Street); Dimitrova Street (from Chervonoarmiyska Street to Henri Barbusse Street); Henri Barbusse Street (from I. Fedorova Street to Dimitrova Street); Laboratornyy Lane (from Litnya Street the building of the Football Federation of Ukraine); Fizkultury Street (from Gorky Street to Sh. Rustaveli Street); Zhylyanska Street (from Gorky Street to Sh. Rustaveli Str.); Saksahanskoho Street (from Gorky Street to Esplanadna Street); Sh. Rustaveli Street; Esplanadna Street; Rohnidynska Street; Bessarabska Square (traffic in Baseyna Street and Krutyy Descent will remain open); Skoroparskoho Street; L. Ukrayinky Boulevard (from Hospitalna Street to Shchorsa Lane); Hospitalnyy Lane and Hospitalna Street.
Khreshchatyk to be blocked off for traffic for one month
Transport traffic on the territory of the official fan zone will be blocked off for the entire duration of Euro-2012. In particular, traffic will be blocked off in Khreshchatyk from Instytutska Street to B. Khmelnytskoho Street from 28 May till 7 July. The Maydan Nezalezhnosti metro station will be also closed for entry and exit from 7 June till 2 July. The subways on Khreshchatyk and Maydan will be also closed. Parking of cars will not be prohibited on B. Khmelnytskoho and Prorizna Streets (segments from Khreshchatyk till Pushkinska Street) from 25 May till 7 July.
March by Swedish fans
Fans from Sweden will also make corrections to city transport traffic. On the day of the matches in which the Swedish national team will take part (11 June, 15 June and 19 June 2012), fans plan to organize public events in support to their team on Dzerzhynskoho (Lybidska) Square and to march along Gorky and Saksahanskoho Streets to the Northern Gate of the Olympic NSC. Traffic along this route will be blocked off for the period of these events.
Recommendations to residents of Kyiv
It is recommended for residents of Kyiv and guests to refrain from driving their private transport in order to relieve the city centre. Special permits will not be prepared for individuals residing within the transport perimeter. Vehicles will be admitted beyond the perimeter upon presentation of a document certifying the fact of residence in this place.
It is possible to check the routes of transport traffic and walking areas in the city of Kyiv during the championship on the website of host city Kyiv in the Transport section.