After four months, the reconstruction of the pedestrian and cycling path in Prague’s Karlín district was completed. The superior cycling route A2 in this section is now newly paved, wider, and equipped with public lighting. The project, costing 12 million Czech crowns, was carried out by Prague 8 with financial support from the Prague City Council.
The one-kilometer-long section of the path has been expanded to 4 meters. The most significant improvement is the new solid surface, as the previous gravel surface was poorly maintained and formed large puddles after rain. This project follows the previous stage of the reconstruction of the cycling path on the superior cycling route A2, which takes cyclists and pedestrians all the way to Libeň. The construction was delayed and started in January of this year, originally planned to begin in the summer of 2022.
„I consider the modernization of the cycling path in Karlín to be one of the most significant cycling projects in this electoral term. Another similarly important project will be the promenade for trams or the cycling path across the Dvorecký Bridge. This shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, which is accessible year-round, also opens up new, more convenient commuting options from the eastern part of Prague to the city center. Prague 8 received 12 million Czech crowns from the city council last year for the implementation of this project,“ said Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates), Deputy Mayor for Transportation, on the occasion of the path’s opening.
The path will soon be connected to the Štvanice Bridge, which will link Karlín and Holešovice. The bridge will also be 4 meters wide, allowing for shared use by pedestrians and cyclists. On the other side, near the Holešovice Market, the bridge will connect to the Bubenské Embankment, where there will be a sidewalk allowing for bicycle riding and dedicated cycling lanes. This part of Prague will thus offer many new potential connections without any contact with road traffic.