Prague cycle body challenges bike ban in city centre


The cyclists’ organisation Auto*Mat has lodged a court complaint against Prague 1 district council’s move to introduce a daytime ban on bikes in large parts of the centre of the city.

The ban, between 10 am and 5 pm daily, is due to come into force on Thursday. The organisation already called for changes to the new rules but these were all rejected by the council.

Cyclists say the ban is exaggerated and illegal, arguing that their previous complaints were not dealt with properly.