More Public Seating Areas to Be Installed in Prague

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Prague Institute for Planning and Development is going to expand the project of planting tables and chairs in new spots around the city. 

The project started in 2016 with placing eight sets of tables and chair in the city centre. Currently, there are 1200 chairs and 300 tables on forty different locations. 

800 new chairs and 200 new tables are being added in the upcoming weeks. According to Prague’s Institute of Planning and Development, sitting down and relaxing improves community life. Among the newly equipped locations in Prague, there are the Botanical Garden in Albertov, the Puškin Square and the city library in Prosek.

Unlike previous years, chairs and tables should not be chained. "At many test sites, the chainless furniture proved to work good. For the whole season (2017) only 10 chairs were stolen at Malostranské náměstí," says IPR.

The project’s architect was inspired by the concept in practice in cities such as New York, Copenhagen, Zurich, and Stockholm, where chairs and tables on the streets have become favourite meeting places for friends and neighbours. 

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