Gallery: New plans for the top of Prague’s Wenceslas Square includes tram tracks on the sides
New design for the top of Wenceslas Square. via IPR Praha

Gallery: New plans for the top of Prague’s Wenceslas Square includes tram tracks on the sides

The Prague City Council approved an update of the transformation plans for Wenceslas Square. The new design will allow tram tracks through the upper part of the square and create a pedestrian promenade in the center. The project is now significantly closer to the realization, and work could begin as early as 2022. The update by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Praha) involves the design for the upper part of the square, from the National Museum to the square’s center. The extension of sidewalks, new alleys, a separate bike lane, and a reduction in parking spaces remain in the design. “We will return Wenceslas Square to people, as it was in the 20th century, before people had to retreat to make way for taxi cabs, sausage stalls and nightclubs. By shifting the tram track, we can also create a beautiful pedestrian promenade in the middle of the square. It will also become available for ordinary Prague citizens,” Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Praha sobě), responsible for transplantation, said in a press release. Visualization of Wenceslas Square. via IPR Praha “The new tram line itself represents a big step towards stabilizing the Prague tram network. Alternative routes in the…

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