Cyclists Banned in Center of Prague

The Technical Administration of Communications began to place signs prohibiting cyclists in selected pedestrian zones, and its prohibition will last until the end of the month. 

The limitations of the bikes passed by the Prague 1 administration will be between 10:00 and 17:00 particularly around the lower part of Wenceslas Square, Náměstí Republiky, and the Old Town Square. They are also now working on major routes such as in the Jungmannova Street and Na Příkopě. “Then there will be yellow markings on the cyclist rails,” added Lišková.

According to Prague 1, the plan made to increase the safety of pedestrians has been criticized. At the end of May, the court dismissed the application for interim measures, which would suspend the validity of the restriction. In response, the City Hall said it would leave the marker in place during this tourist season.

The limitations include Na Příkopě, Jindřišská, Panská, Vodičková, Lazarská, and Národní třída. 

According to the original statements of Prague 1, the restriction was directed against the so-called motor scooters. But pedestrians and residents of Prague 1 also started complaining about cyclists. These restrictions were then approved by the city council. 

Author: A.M.

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