The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the radio station Business FM commented on the complaints of residents of the city of Moscow on the slippery tile.
According to him, no studies have not confirmed that the tiles become more slippery than asphalt. “We did serious detailed study around the city, the number of injuries is the same that the tiles on the pavement. It is necessary to monitor weather anomalies, including freezing rain, exhibited for this special basket with a granite crumb,” said the mayor.
In his opinion, it is rather a question of exploitation.
In January 2016, the Public chamber has prepared an appeal Sobyanin with a request to justify the use of tiles on the sidewalks of the capital.
The program on replacement of asphalt sidewalks with tiles began in the summer of 2011 on the order of Sobyanin, who became mayor in the fall of 2010.