Bicycle Ban in Center Starts Soon

A controversial plan to keep bicycles out of pedestrian zones in Prague 1 during business hours is set to take effect April 26. The time for public comments has closed, and the district decided not to take any action on them. The move can still be overturned in the courts after a review if somebody sues to block the ban.

The Prague 1 Town Hall claims the ban is to protect the safety of pedestrians, but critics point out that accidents involving bikes have been rare.

Cyclists will be banned from the lower part of Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, náměstí Republiky, Celetná street and Karlova street, among other locations, daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

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