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Ministry of Transport premises have been connected to the A2 bicycle route
In the autumn 2009, other construction works were carried out in order to directly and safely connect Ministry of Transport to the A2 bicycle route.
Nábřeží (riverbank) Ludvíka Svobody (see the dynamic map), where the premises of the Ministry of Transport are located, has been connected to the backbone bicycle route no. A2. The construction, which took place in autumn 2009, has provided for its safe and direct access. This realization carried out by the City of Prague took up onto the installation of bicycle stands in front of the Ministry of Transport, which was done by the Ministry itself as a follow-up of the Cycle-conference 2009.
And what happened? Basically, the originally one-way (west-to-east) street in front of the Ministry was rebuilt into a two-way path for bicycles in order to make the way to the bicycle stands comfortable and direct without a need of taking a 200 m long detour.
This measure has been followed by other local measures. The newly built path was connected to the bicycle path along the Vltava river by flattening and reconstruction of the surface and the corners of the street in order to provide for smoother passage of bicycles.
Direction signs for bicyclists have been installed in the whole area. The path where the backbone A2 bicycle route is led was originally a pedestrian and bicycle path, therefore a new horizontal signs were marked here including the red delimitation of the bicycle lane. This measure should make both pedestrians and bicyclists respect the lengthwise division of the path.
Note: Sections between the two-way bicycle path and the pedestrian path should undergo a thorough reconstruction in the year 2010 as was originally planned, since it has been temporarily blocked by the open tender for the operator of the near-by parking lot.
Both-way bicycle paths in Prague - information and updated overview (in Czech)
Detailed information in Czech (28 November, 2009)