Bike lanes, Prague bridges, metro development, use of the Vltava, clogged streets and many other topics for Adam Scheinherr.
The guest of Ondřej Kubala in the next part of the podcast Cesta Zdopravy.cz will be Adam Scheinherr, who has been the Prague Deputy Mayor for Transport since 2018.
People elected him to the Prague City Council three years ago as a non-partisan candidate of the Prague Association of Independent Candidates. He has never been a professional politician before, he is a graduate in mechanical engineering and a physicist. It is leading Prague transport at a time when the system is experiencing significant declines in sales due to restrictions associated with pandemics and when the effects of the pandemic are beginning to be reflected in lower revenues in the city budget.
Scheinherr personally intervened in the fate of Prague’s Libeň Bridge, when he stopped plans for its demolition and pushed for reconstruction, he also managed to unblock the construction of metro D thanks to an agreement to withdraw the lawsuit. however, they are criticized for not being safe for cyclists. In the summer, he faced criticism for the large number of road closures and the poor passability of Prague.
How much does Prague transport actually cost? What direction will it develop in the next 10 years? Is the price of an annual coupon for Prague’s public transport 3636 crowns sustainable in the current situation? What does it look like with the new tram lines in Prague and will the trams really look beyond the borders of the capital? When will he take metro C without the drivers? What about the tender for the carrier on the S49 and S61 railway lines? What is the condition of the Prague bridges and when will their major repairs begin? Is Prague planning greater involvement of the Vltava River in everyday urban logistics? And how best to combine the coexistence of all modes of transport in a historic city like Prague? We will discuss these and other topics with Adam Scheinherr.
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