The Municipality of Prague has announced that public transport will be free during declared smog emergencies, in the hope that commuters will leave their cars at home. Air pollution and smog are frequent concerns in major cities throughout the Czech Republic.
The City of Prague is struggling with the high number of incoming commuter cars and a subsequent shortage of parking spaces. The capital’s new governing coalition has sought the help of the neighbouring region of Central Bohemia to address the issue.
The Czech magazine Prahou Na Kole (Prague by bike) reports about developments in cycling conditions in Prague. The online magazine compares results of several studies done over the last ten years, and concludes that cycling conditions have been stagnating since 2015.
The most recent report was issued last autumn by Technical Administration of the City of Prague (TSK), and concludes that ‘cycling in Prague experienced some downs after a large increase in 2012’.
Regional Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for Functional Urban Areas: Improving Capacities to Lower CO2 Emissions
This workshop targets mobility planners (primarily regional authorities, city planners and public transport companies) with a view to exchanging knowledge and experience about integrated low-carbon mobility planning. It will raise participants’ capacities to set-up coordinated management structures in functional urban areas. Ultimately, through improved coordination, mobility planning and deployment of innovative technology, this workshop will contribute to emission and congestion reduction in Central Europe’s functional urban areas.
In a press release, the Czech Ministry of Transport has announced that it will invest up to CZK 130 million (around EUR 5.1 million) from European funds into electric vehicle charging stations across the Czech Republic.
SUMP training for Czech cities/municipalities or city-owned companies
- Achieving political and internal buy-in
- Communication and stakeholder involvement in the new SUMP - measures
- Urban Transport Roadmaps tool
- Use of public space
The training is free of charge!
Travel and subsistence of the selected trainees is covered by PROSPERITY project.
Due to the participation of European mobility experts as trainers, interpretation will be provided from English to Czech.
After an absence of close to 40 years from Prague's streets, trolleybuses are set to make a return to the streets of the Czech capital.
The Czech city of Brno started developing its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in January 2014, when there were no national guidelines for planning authorities to follow. Supported by the EU-funded CH4LLENGE project, it carried out pilot activates to improve communication, participation and co-operation in local mobility planning.
The city of Olomouc in the Czech Republic is preparing to install a smart traffic management system that it hopes will improve traffic flow during peak hours.
The new system, the installation of which municipal officials hope will begin next year, will involve controlling traffic lights at major intersections from a remote control centre, where staff will oversee a new camera system.
The city will also install smart traffic signals that display speed limits, which control centre staff will monitor and, when appropriate, modify to ensure smoother passages of traffic.