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Kiev streets map

Map of Kiev streets

The Kiev streets map shows all street network and main roads of Kiev. This streets map of Kiev will allow you to find your routes through the streets of Kiev in Ukraine. The Kiev streets map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The main street or square of the city is always considered to be a one of its symbols. For example, Paris is often equaled with Champs Elysees, Moscow – with Red Place and so on. In consciousness of Kievans and tourists the city is inconceivable without Kreschatik and Independence Square – main street and square in Kiev. Kreschatik unites the Bessarabian market and European Square. Being the main street of the city, it is neither the most ancient not the longest street in Kiev as its shown in Kiev streets map. In ancient times there was a valley covered with deep forest, where a source flew. Along this stream passed a road – an ancient base of modern street. Numerous smaller steams run down to lower part of the city and crisscrossed. So the name of the street can be explained, as the word “Krecshatik” comes from “Krest” that stands for “Cross”.

In 18 century the part of the valley became the street, with small houses in one side of it. In 19 century Krecshatik takes such shape as it has today. Soon it adopted the superiority of Podol in business, industrial and commercial life of Kiev. Between the centuries of 19-20 the street was almost completely encumbered with one- or two-stored stone buildings, where bancs, shops, boutiques, offices were located as you can see in Kiev streets map. These buildings had all modern conveniences. From the year 1892, a great part of Krecshatik was occupied by rails of first electric tramway in Russian Empire. But step by step the street became m ore and more active, so these rails were striped in years of 30th of the latest century.

Modern Krecshatik locates such points of interest as City Executive Board (Mayor Office), National Television Committee, Ukrainian House – famous exposition hall, two subway stations, and so on. The main part of the street is reserved only for pedestrians during the weekend and public holidays as its illustrated in Kiev streets map. The absence of traffic forms a deep contrast with the Krecshatik of workdays. Kievans and city guests enjoy the promenades to feel the Kiev atmosphere, while listening performances of street musicians or admiring works of artists. Krecshatik is the center of shopping and leisure: souvenir boutiques, stores, cafes and restaurants are numerous here. Such walk wont be boring or too long because the length of Krecshatik is a little bit more than one kilometer.

Kiev roads map

Map of Kiev roads

The Kiev roads map shows all road network and highways of Kiev. This roads map of Kiev will allow you to find your routes through the roads and motorways of Kiev in Ukraine. The Kiev roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Kiev is a major crossing point for many of Ukraine most important roads. The city represents the focal point of the Ukrainian 'national roads' system and is linked by high-quality road to many of the principal cities of Ukraine. In particular, the M05 highway as you can see in Kiev roads map, which links Kiev with Ukraine fourth largest city, and most important port, Odessa, was thoroughly reconstructed in recent years and is eventually expected to be transformed into a fully grade-separated motorway; the same is also true of the M06 Kiev-Chop highway.

Currently Kiev lacks a major grade-separated ring road, and is served instead by two urban bypass routes. The Central Ring or 'Small Bypass Road' as its shown in Kiev roads map is a route made up of a number of interconnecting, high-capacity roads encircling the city centre; it provides a full circular route with sections on both the right and left banks of the Dnieper river. The central ring, however, often suffers from major congestion and at rush hour can typically be found with traffic at a stand still. A larger 'Big Bypass Road' does exist, however, due to funding cuts after the collapse of the Soviet Union and indecisive decisions of previous Kiev city councils, this road has no river crossings, and is thus confined to the city right bank. Despite this, the larger second bypass road does serve somewhat to reduce the volume of transit traffic in the city centre.

There are currently plans to build a full-size, fully grade-separated ring road around kiev as its mentioned in Kiev roads map. This road is to be known as 'KKAD' (ККАД), the 'Kiev Automotive Ring Road'. As of 2011 construction work has not begun on this project, although in 2011 prime minister Mykola Azarov promised that, in future state budgets, funding would be reserved for construction of the ring road, the cost of which was estimated, in 2007, at around 5-5.5 million US dollars. Construction is currently planned to begin in 2012. Kiev roads are in poor technical condition and road maintenance is poor. According to Kyivavtodor (municipal road corporation) 80% of road surfaces in Kiev have been in use for 15 to 30 years, which is from 1.5 to 3 times more than the standard design period of 12 years.