The city of Yekaterinburg occupies a special place in the social and economic development of both Russia and the Ural region.

Possessing the status of the center of the federal district, the Ural capital increases its world level due to the concentration of diplomatic missions, offices of transnational corporations, representative offices of foreign companies, international cultural organizations, information networks and transport communications. The level of local production is also increasing: the work of plants and factories is being restored, the volume and quality of goods that enter the world market are increasing. The challenges of the new era predetermined the need to transform the city from a historically established industrial and scientific center into a multifunctional center with elements of a world city. However, at the same time, work is actively underway to preserve and reconstruct historical monuments and cultural heritage of Yekaterinburg, which are the hallmark of the city..

One step away from the capital. Today, in terms of population, the capital of the Urals ranks fourth among the cities of Russia and has almost 1.5 million people. The pace of housing construction in the megalopolis is rapidly increasing, the average standard of living of city dwellers is increasing, and the level of motorization of the population is growing (the number of cars per thousand inhabitants). In 2007, there were approximately 245 cars per thousand inhabitants of Yekaterinburg, while in St. Petersburg this figure was 230 cars, and in Moscow — 270. Every year the number of cars in the city increases by about 20%. Thus, over more than 40 years (1960-2007), the level of individual motorization increased 67 times..

As the number of cars grows, so does the demand for storage space. Today, garages and parking lots are provided for only 50% of cars, the rest of the cars have to be content with only unauthorized parking in the courtyards of houses. One of the obstacles to solving this problem is the long term for the implementation of the decree of the head of the city on the removal of metal boxes to specially designated areas or their elimination with the provision of space in guarded municipal parking lots with all the necessary conditions — technical zone, washing, security, polymer floors. The removal of the boxes is planned mainly to the outskirts of the city, far from the place of residence of the car owner, which increases the likelihood of theft…

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