Prague wants to limit the passage through the Lesser Town and the Old Town, it has set up a working group
They have to pay for drivers who shorten their way through the center.
The Prague City Hall has set up a working group, which has its representatives of the city districts discussed the details of the restrictions on the passage through the Lesser Town and the Old Town with the help of monitoring vehicle registration marks. Today, the councilors approved it together with a study of the modifications of the Smetana embankment. A new stop at Karlovy lázně in the direction of Staroměstská is to be built on it this year, and trees are to be added. There are also other modifications planned, the plan of Prague 1 to pave the plot at the new stop has recently provoked criticism.
The possible restriction of car access to the Smetana embankment and the Lesser Town has been talked about in the metropolis since the 1990s, but it has never taken place. In connection with the repairs, the current political representation trially closed the passage on both sides of the river at the end of 2019, and last year the municipality banned turning from the Legion Bridge to Smetana’s embankment. He thus earned criticism from the opposition ODS and ANO and the leadership of Prague 1.
Representatives of the first district will be members of the new working group, as well as representatives of other central town halls and the affected municipal organizations. The city management would like to limit the entry of cars with the help of monitoring the registration marks with cameras that are already on Malostranské and Křižovnické náměstí. “The details have not yet been part of today’s press and will be further discussed within the working group. “ said Deputy Mayor for Transport Adam Scheinherr (Prague to himself).
He added that his proposal would leave the free entrance to the center to the locals and those who have a destination there. On the contrary, it was supposed to apply to drivers who shorten their journeys through the center. “I expect that by the end of May we should have clarified the output to the details,” said the deputy. He added that, according to him, the new regime should start working from the time work begins on the new Karlovy Lázně stop. These are planned for the fall.
Dispute over felling maple
The existing stop, where the gap between the tram door and the curb is to disappear, is also to be modified. In addition, the city on the Smetana embankment this year requires the planting of trees that are missing in the existing tree line, and it is also planned to plant a new one on an extended sidewalk on the opposite side of the street. Benches and a bike path have to be added.
Prague 1 has already started modifications of the grassy plot, which should follow the new stop. Photographs without royalty free silver project criticize local residents and opposition from Prague 1, Czech Environmental Inspectorate temporary felling banned due to nesting wood pigeon. Prague 1 councilor Richard Bureš (ODS) said today that after the bird and its young leave the nest in the autumn, the project will continue according to plan.
In the past, Prague 1 criticized the restriction of traffic on the Smetana embankment. “We agreed on the form and support of the conceptual assignment of what the waterfront should look like. The second area is to find a solution to reduce residual transit traffic, “ said the mayor of Prague 1 Petr Hejma (STAN) today. According to him, the “right way” must be found at the meeting of the working group. Bureš added that from the point of view of the city district, it is necessary to protect the Karolíny Světlé, Konviktská and Jilská residential streets so that drivers do not move there after any restrictions.
In addition to the new stops at Karlovy Lázně, the city also requires a stop at the National Theater in the direction from Jiráskova náměstí. It is missing in this direction and line number 17 stops behind the intersection with Národní třída on Smetana’s embankment. The National Theater stop on the waterfront at the Slavia Café will then be canceled. It is also planned to expand the boarding island at the Staroměstská stop.