Mushroom: Prague full of columns? It’s September in Prague there are more cars. The ministry is also to blame
Prague’s streets have been filled with cars since the beginning of the school year, and in several places in the metropolis, traffic has even collapsed due to a large number of closures. Is it the mayor’s fault, as President Zeman claims?
The guest I ask was the mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib / Pirates /.
Whoever drove to the streets of the capital in the last few days had to be patient. It is almost impossible to refuse waiting in long columns. The situation is complicated by the large number of closures. “The Mayor of the Republic, Miloš Zeman, called on the mayor of Prague to immediately rectify the dramatic situation and draw the appropriate consequences, writing that the mistakes caused by traffic problems do not have a period in Czech communal politics.
“People who have been driving in Prague for about twenty years say that the situation is similar every year, especially in September. This situation is perhaps more tense because we have more cars – in the last ten years in Prague by about a third. And unfortunately, thanks to the fact that other populist politicians who want to drive a political body scared people by spreading covid in public transport. Among them was Prime Minister Babiš, “the mayor of Prague reacted in an interview and added that the deadlines are about ten percent more than in previous years.
The mayor’s deputy for transport, Adam Scheinherr for Prague, also denied that the situation would be worse than before the pandemic. According to him, it must be repaired, because neglected roads are said to hide problems worth more than 30 billion crowns. “Closures are not only allowed by the municipality, but also by the city districts, of which there are 22. We coordinate with them together, but not all of them are coordinated. It is the fault of some of the system and the Ministry of Transport is partly to blame. We want to expand the network of roads that the municipality is in charge of, but the Ministry of Transport has rejected it, “added Hřib.
Can the situation in Prague harm Pirates in the elections? “In Prague, Prague is in charge of transport. They are not running anywhere this year. We can talk about whether it would not be more strategic to oversee coalition partners. The argument that they would have to correct themselves before the election is false. Then we would never fix anything. There are some elections every year, “added the mayor of Prague.
According to Hřib, moreover, the campaign before the elections in many exceeded the limits of decency. According to the mayor, the example is also the case when Prime Minister Babiš in the show Čau, people came across a price increase for the Pirates fare in the capital. “We still kept the price of the long-term coupon. If I take the mayors and mayors YES, driving prices have become more expensive in Olomouc, Opava, Ostrava, Pardubice, Česká Lípa or Děčín. And it is due to the fact that it makes everything more expensive, “he explained.
Are construction works on the streets of the metropolis well coordinated and traffic collapses cannot be avoided? And how will the current problems in Prague affect the results of the national parliamentary elections?
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