The Prague 3 District Council has finally approved the implementation of the entire package of contraflow bike lanes. Measures allowing two-way cycling will be introduced on the streets of Biskupcova, Ambrožova, Jeseniova, Bořivojova, Orlická, and Habrová.
The aim of the adjustments is to improve conditions for cycling so that people do not have to navigate complex detours or ride on sidewalks when passing through side streets.
„We identified a few streets that are wide enough, safe, and where it is not necessary to reduce parking spaces to improve conditions for cyclists. The contraflow bike lanes loops should be established here next spring,“ added Ondřej Rut, the transport councilor for Prague 3 for the Green Party.
At the end of September this year, the municipal council approved the implementation of only two sections of contraflow bike lanes. During October, Rut managed to convince the rest of the councilors to implement the remaining contraflow bike lanes, in addition to one that had already been approved by the Czech Police.
Which specific sections are involved?
There was no approval for one contraflow bike lane at the exit from the Žižkov depot. The reason was that the tram would have to give priority to cyclists entering the new bike lane from Biskupcova Street. However, the tram already has to give priority to all vehicles today because it exits from a dedicated lane.
The contraflow guidance for cyclists will be marked by a bicycle pictorial corridor.