The decision cannot be appealed. The municipality banned the bikes for safety reasons as well as slow driving, which blocked traffic. The people of Prague also complained about the operation.
“Beer bikes are degrading for the city as such and especially for the people who live here. The interests of the alcohol business have not won and the beer bulls in the center are just memories. Every business in a public space must operate under clearly defined conditions and with the consent of local and city districts. An important lesson is learned from the verdict: Perseverance pays off and gives additional strength to the fight for the quality of life of the locals. Prague is supposed to be the home of Praguers, not alkotourism, “said the mayor’s deputy Adam Scheinherr (Prague to Himself).
The Supreme Administrative Court stated in the judgment that the cassation complaint was unfounded and therefore rejected it. In the decision, for example, he declared inadmissible the operators’ view that a doubt had arisen when the draft ban had not been published on the official bulletin boards of all the districts concerned.
The operators further claimed that the municipality had banned insufficient reasons and that the decision was unreviewable. NSS reject. ‘In the present case, the justification was sufficiently justified; In addition, the Court of Cassation considers the reasons of the respondent (Prague) for accepting the ban on the entry of beer bicycles into the present city districts as logical and completely legitimate, “the judgment reads.
Beer rounds apply to Prague 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. The Municipal Court first annulled the banned ban last May. However, the SAC subsequently ruled that the judgment did not interpret the relevant road law correctly or logically. The city court therefore issued a judgment in March this year rejecting the motion of bicycle operators to lift the ban. It was against this decision that a cassation complaint was filed.
After the Municipal Court in Prague last year lifted the restrictions on beer bicycles, the city introduced a new temporary measure, which was valid until mid-August. After that, the carts could return to the city, which, however – did not happen due to the absence of tourists caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the past, truck operators have stated that they are preparing their own proposal to regulate their traffic and are negotiating it with the city districts. For example, Prague 8 has introduced its own ban valid for Karlín and Prague 7 has not allowed beer bicycles in Letenské sady for a long time.
Residents of the city center have long complained about the accommodation of foreigners through platforms such as Airbnb, there were also problems with so-called pub crawls, ie moves from pub to pub organized by specialized agencies, or with attractions used mainly by tourists, such as segways or beer bikes.
According to an earlier statement by councilor Hana Třeštíková (Prague to Herself), the Prague leadership sees the restart of tourism as an opportunity to make Prague famous without attractions that bother the locals, such as beer bikes.