Most bus lanes in Prague are valid even at night. Supposedly so that the drivers would not be confused
To let drivers know
“The original time limit in the reserved lanes in different parts of the day is also associated with a variable traffic regime, for example at SNF termination points, intersection in front of intersections and pedestrian crossings, which makes traffic on the road confusing and incomprehensible to all participants. From the point of view of bicycle transport, the benefit of unlimited validity of combined reserved lanes for buses and bicycles increases the safety of cyclists, as a greater lateral distance from other vehicles in the secondary lane is permanently ensured and the number of interactions with parallel vehicles is reduced. The measure also has a positive impact on pedestrians at non-signaled crossings over two lanes, as the permanent reservation of one lane for a group of vehicles increases the safety of crossings, ”added Hofman.
According to the Prague Integrated Transport ROPID, the reason for the changes is “intelligibility, lost safety and compliance.” But ROPID also thinks of drivers: “The change in time range will cover the still uncertain morning period and, conversely, absurd conditions on Easter Friday, Monday or other public holidays from Monday to Friday,” replied its spokesman Filip Drápal to the Motor Show.
Simply put, some drivers did not know if they could enter the reserved lanes on public holidays. So now I’m sure not.