Renovation of the waterfront provides an extension of the pedestrian zone and optimizes the vehicular traffic scheme. There are comprehensive landscaping and gardening.
The existing sidewalks of the embankment on the channel side cannot accommodate even a comfortable one-way pedestrian traffic. Wider sidewalks along the embankment will open the Nevsky prospect and the Saviour-on-Blood cathedral panoramas. Narrower carriageway allows wider sidewalk along the buildings as well. One-way traffic allows saving existing parking capacity.