Partitions removed in Vilnius will protect newly planted greeneries next year
The removal of partitions that have protected newly planted greeneries from salt and street pollution during winter has started. Last autumn, 23 km of such partitions have been installed near streets. Next winter their locations will be adjusted with regard to the locations of planting of new trees, bushes or flowers, specialists claim that partitions are the most important for young, newly planted plants. The research shows that the protective partitions of greeneries help cut the salinity of the soil in half compared with non-protected areas.
According to the new standard of Vilnius streets, for the last several years, strips of trees and bushes are planted along the pedestrian and bicycle paths in order to separate them from the traffic area. Such green strips protect from the dust and collect the pollution better than the grass. On hot summer days, trees and bushes throw a shade on pedestrians and bikers, make the air cooler and wetter in the entire city.
A soil testing has been performed last year, which showed that in areas, where the protection agains the materials dissolving snow was installed, the concentration of chlorides did not exceed 80 mg/kg. When this limit is exceeded, plants become more vulnerable, their growth is delayed, trees turn green later, leaves may be damaged.
Companies that take care of streets are also collecting the dirt accumulated during the winter, which may be cleaned only when the snow is gone. In order for the cleaning of streets to do not damage the environment, they are cleaned using the wet method, vacuum cleaning machines are used.
The old Vilnius Rasos cemetery
Rasos is the oldest cemetery in Vilnius founded in 1801 in the south-eastern part of the city as a parish cemetery of the Missionary Church. On 24 April 1801, the land plot allocated for the cemetery was consecrated, and the chief magistrate of the city of Vilnius Jonas Müller was buried there a... ❯❯❯
Parking fee regulations are about to change in Vilnius
Today, the Vilnius City Council approved the question discussed in committees on the amendments to the local parking fee regulations, which aims to automate the control of the fee collection and simplify the process of paying for parking. The duration of the period for which a parking payment... ❯❯❯
Blue arrows for trolleybuses have also improved the movement of buses
More and more often, Vilnius residents notice bright blue arrows, officially called indicator panels, used for trolleybus traffic. They operation principle is the same as traffic signals, they help drivers to know better the direction of the skewer, whether it is correct for their direction of... ❯❯❯
Purchase of new trolleybuses announced
Vilnius starts upgrading its trolleybus fleet, which will make it one of the newest and most modern in the capital. At the end of the year, UAB Vilniaus Viešasis Transportas (Vilnius Public Transport) (VVT) launched a public tender for the purchase of 91 double-axle trolleybuses and started... ❯❯❯
Vilnius public transport drivers’ strike is planned from 5 December: what you need to know?
Important for passengers A strike by drivers of the company Vilniaus viešasis transportas(VVT) is planned from 5 December. This means that all routes served by VVT will be open, but they will be less frequent. VVT currently operates 76 out of 105 routes: 5 express, 17 trolleybuses and 54... ❯❯❯
A new Board Member of Vilnius “Susisiekimo paslaugos” – a head of Amsterdam City Administration
Ms. Thea de Vries, current director of the administration of Amsterdam Municipality, was approved as an independent board member of the centre of mobility competences of Vilnius City, municipal enterprise “Susisiekimo paslaugos”, this week. This is the first time in the history of enterprises... ❯❯❯