The aim is to provide information about air quality to people who will decide whether to go outside with their children. City Hall spokesman Petr Bidlo told ČTK today. The city district cooperates with AgdataCity companies on the project.
When measuring, the sensors record information about the concentration of dust particles of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and tropospheric ozone. The data is transferred to the Internet. “Visitors to playgrounds have the opportunity to find out the current situation in advance, but also to read recommendations, based on which they can decide whether it is a good time for outdoor activities,” said councilor Richard Bureš (ODS).
According to him, current data will help to prevent dangerous substances and thus reduce the possible impact on their health. The data can also be used by schools in education. People can find data on air quality at the town hall website. If the system goes into full operation, the information will be moved to the ovzdusi.praha1.cz page.
Car traffic has long been the biggest air polluter in Prague. For example, the capital’s leadership supports the development of electric cars in public transport or has approved a so-called climate plan, according to which it wants to reduce the amount produced in the city.