Granite cubes on the sidewalks in Československé armády Street. Photo: with the permission of the City of Prague 6
The City Hall of Prague 6 will give approximately 400,000 crowns from the budget to prevent cars from parking on sidewalks. They will place metal posts or granite blocks in the streets to prevent vehicles from entering the sidewalks. Prague 6 councilor for transport Ondřej Matěj Hrubeš (ODS) informed about this. According to him, the reason, in addition to obstructing cars, is that vehicles destroy pavement surfaces.
Recently, granite blocks were placed in Československá armády street in Bubenč to prevent illegal parking of vehicles on the sidewalk. It is one of the solutions that the town hall wants to continue. In this case, granite blocks were chosen, but the placement of solid metal posts is also planned, which will prevent parking on the sidewalk. Cars parked on the sidewalk not only obstruct pedestrians, but also destroy the surface of the sidewalk itself, which is not designed for this load-bearing capacity.
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“The pedestrian comes first. Therefore, during this year we will gradually install additional bollards and we also ask citizens to report to us places where there are long-term problems with illegal parking on the sidewalks,” said Hrubeš. According to him, citizens can send suggestions directly to his email [email protected].
Bollards or other fixed obstacles are already placed, for example, on the outer circuit of Vítězné náměstí, in Svatovítská, Ve Struhách, Wolkerova or Papírenská streets. In the future, additional barriers will be placed according to specific conditions and suggestions from the public and the experience of the Department of Transport and the Environment and the city police.