More than 100 navigation steles with Wi-Fi to be mounted in central Moscow

Four types of steles have been developed, including steles for sidewalks and squares

01 April 2016
Alexander Shcherbak / TASS
Navigation stele with free Wi-Fi on Myasnitskaya street, Moscow

New navigation steles with maps and Wi-Fi will appear in the center of Moscow. The worksm, part of "My Street" program, will be held at approximately 40 locations, according to the website of the city administration.

"This year navigation steles will be mounted near Tverskoy, Nikitsky, Petrovsky, Sretensky, Rozhdestvensky and Chistoprudny boulevards. Steles will also be installed on Vasilyevsky Spusk square and Kremlevskaya embankment, Manezhnaya Square, Tverskaya, Pokrovka and Mokhovaya, Okhotny Ryad and Karetnyy Ryad streets. More than 100 steles will be installed on pedestrian streets," Moscow Transport Department said.

Four types of navigation steles were developed in total: narrow and medium - for installation on sidewalks, wide - for urban areas, round - for installation near the entrances and exits to the subway.

The steles will feature walking maps with important infrastructure facilities (public transport, bike rental stations, surface and underground crossings, walkways, shopping centers), as well as monuments and other places of interest, theaters, museums. The maps contain information about significant urban sites, located in a five-minute walking distance. Each map is made for a particular point.

At the end of last year, 33 navigations steles were installed on 11 streets of Moscow. For example, next to the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka Square and Central Universal Department Store (TsUM). According to the Moscow Transport Department, the steles are not connected to power. In the near future the steles should be connected to create Wi-Fi access points.