Russian activist changes Moscow by counting cars
Maksim Kats is not your typical politician. The 27-year-old was elected as deputy in the local council in Moscow and has since started counting parked cars in the city with a group of volunteers. They’re collecting hard statistics to show that the city is not friendly to pedestrians – and hopefully change the cityscape in small ways.
DW’s Geert Groot Koerkamp spoke with Maksim and the volunteers helping him in Tverskaya, Moscow’s main shopping street. They have been counting cars and people in several locations in the city, including the district where Maksim is a deputy in the local council. At the same time, they also record other things that are not right, like illegal street advertisements.
Listen to the report from Geert Groot Koerkamp: