Targeted subsidies for the construction of the so-called sustainable transport infrastructure were approved by the Prague City Council and the funding given will be split amongst the ten city districts.
Prague 11 will receive the most funding- almost CZK 60 million.
The capital has set aside funding to support long-term sustainable mobility infrastructure projects, which are mostly hiking and biking trails.
A total of eleven projects are ready for immediate construction, and two city districts have been awarded subsidies for the preparation of project documentation with expected implementation in the coming years.
“Long-term support for bicycle and pedestrian transport has positive effects on the environment and local health, and Prague is trying to support it,” said the Deputy Mayor of Prague and the City of Prague for Transport Adam Scheinherr.
“It is important to support city development when there are projects ready. This will fulfill what we promised to Prague residents when approving the Sustainable Mobility Plan of May 2019,” he adds.
The key supported investment is the construction and reconstruction of two footbridges across Opatovská Street in Jižní Město
The Otík footbridge will be completely reconstructed on the basis of a project prepared by the city district of Prague 11.
It connects directly to the eastern vestibule of Háje metro station and is used daily by thousands of people transferring from the metro to connecting bus connections, as well as by local residents who want to safely cross the busy Opatovská street.
A completely new footbridge will be created across Opatovská Street between the polyclinic and the cultural house on the site of the previously demolished footbridge.
Locals will once again be able to have a secure connection that has been lacked here since the demolition of the original structure.