The National Council of People with Disabilities began to deal with a square full of obstacles for the visually impaired, the blind, wheelchair users and those who walk on the French stick last autumn, at the initiative of a local citizen. After a few months, she set out for the construction, for which Prague 12 under the leadership of the pirate mayor Jan Adamec, she spent almost 50 million crowns, unflattering opinion.
According to him, it does not suit the disabled and can even be dangerous. “A local investigation has revealed major shortcomingswhich prevents the safe use of the square and do not allow independent use of people with reduced mobility and orientation, “Wrote the chairman of the National Council Václav Krása in a letter to the mayor.
“The main problems are in non-compliance with the parameters of the slope of sidewalks and unsecured edges between the different parts of the square where there is a risk of accidents, “said Sabrina Plisková on the advice. “The construction does not allow barrier-free permeability in the main axes, which was one of the conditions of the public tender, “She added.
City Hall disagrees
The opinion was based on a security audit. But Prague 12 does not agree. “We refuse that the square would be generally inaccessible for wheelchair users and the disabled. An error occurred in one of the inputs. We are now working to remove it, “said spokeswoman Eva Burianová.
45 pages of flaws!
Expert consultant Dagmar Lanzová mentions on 45 pages of the audit non-marking of obstacles, missing railings, handrails, sharp edges, spatial optical illusions and inappropriately designed guide lines for the blind and partially sighted.
“Dangerous places the whole square is many. The biggest risks are combinations of unreasonable transverse and longitudinal slopes, a ramp inserted into the staircase and the failure to solve the leaking stairs, where there is a lot without a functional railing with an overlap to the first and last step, “she told Blesk. According to her, the big problem is overcoming the square even for the visually impaired. “Artificial guide lines end in space, in natural ones there are obstacles. There is also a risk of stairs in an area without a border with a lowered underpass area, “she added.
He’s working on a repair
“Guide lines were already a supplier repaired. Take a railing to the stairs was added. We have now discussed the ramps and other shortcomings that the audit will not burden. The city district will comment in detail on the entire document, “said Eva Burianová, a spokeswoman for Prague 12.
They gave it to us!
“On the part of the contracting authority, the assignment was a one-level, connected, large space for assembly. The area had to be leveled with about 10 height connections, “Defends the revitalization of the square by the author, architect David Kraus.
Pair of “piles”
Sofia Square is also an interesting »artistic and resting place Alea«, As the town hall calls the sitting blocks reminiscent of stacked building materials. For the establishment »Pairs of pairs« Prague 12 paid VAT about 320 thousand crowns!
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according to the building law, all newly built buildings or roads must comply conditions for barrier-free use?
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Author: Tonda Tran