The current pavement, which was only 30 centimeters wide, was endangered for both pedestrians and drivers who had to count on pedestrians crossing each other to avoid entering the road as they passed. Particularly surprised were the tourists who, after arriving in the capital, went to Vinohrada, because of course it did not occur to them that it would be safer for them to cross Washington Street.
"The inhabitants of Prague have learned to call this place the" path of death, "but fortunately this nickname will soon cease to apply," said deputy mayor of transport Adam Scheinherr (Prague alone).
The pavement along the main road between the main railway station and the National Museum will be safer than the end of November. In some places, a pavement that is only 30 cm wide expands without removing the lane. In the widest place it will reach three meters, in the narrowest will be 175 cm. Work has already begun. pic.twitter.com/1dQ9nbCuZu
– Prague (@PrahaEU) October 30, 2019
The new pavement will be 175 centimeters in the narrowest place and will be lined with Mrákotín granite, as well as near the space between the National Museum and the New Building. After the expansion of the pavement, the National Museum is rebuilt.
Drivers don't have to worry. The existing three lanes will be preserved, even if they are partially narrowed. The correct lane will continue to be dimensioned for the safe passage of buses. Some time ago, the speed limit on this section was reduced from 70 to 50 kilometers per hour.
The pavement will be ready at the end of November.
Main road at Legerova street with narrow pavement
Photo: Jaroslav Soukup, News
Have you ever walked the narrow path to the main railway station in Prague?