In 2019, 197,842 new trees were planted in Prague. The average person used 114 litres of water per day in 2019, and motorists spend an average of five days and eight hours in traffic jams per year.
This is Prague in numbers, as offered by the new data-crunching website, Pragozor. With one hundred and fifteen eye-catching graphs to explore, you can find information on health, housing, environment, public transport, cars, safety, mobility, and tourism – as well as live data on coronavirus cases.
The data offers insights into the success and failings of Prague. For example, Every citizen of Prague (including infants and seniors) produces 330 kg of waste per year, yet the amount of waste that ends up in landfill is steadily decreasing. There is a shortage of surgeons in the city, but Prague is rated as having better access to healthcare than Vienna and Berlin.
The number of new builds has increased since 2019, but so has the price and the number of city flats that are privatised. Meanwhile, the rate of violent crime has dropped drastically while cases of graffiti have increased.
Mayor Zdeněk Hřib commented: “The smart city is data-driven. I am glad that we can now offer this useful data to all Praguers in one place.
We live in a time of frequent dissemination of misinformation and fake news, so it is a big plus that all information on Pragozor is verified and that website visitors can click through to the sources of information.”
Pragozor processes data from traffic sensors and the Smart Prague Index, as well as parking garages, police statistics, and more, explains Michal Fišer, ICT Operator of the platform. Therefore, forty of the graphs are based on live data and update daily.