Central Bohemian regional councilors today approved a contract on cooperation on the project with the municipality of Zdiby, Josef Holek from the regional office informed ČTK in a press release.
The new path will replace the current part of the busy Vltava cycle path in Nábřežní street. “This is the construction of a connecting section to the already existing bike path from Prague to Zdib. The goal is to increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians by separating them from road traffic,” said regional councilor for public transport Petr Borecký (STAN).
The total length of the new section will be almost 800 meters, it will consist of a new separate cycle path and the subsequent extension of Povltavská Street. The state would have almost 13 million crowns, the region will ask for a European subsidy. The municipality will transfer the necessary land to the property of the region, also provide project documentation for public lighting and pay for the construction of the part that is not covered by the subsidy. In the event that the subsidy cannot be obtained, the municipality and the region will implement and pay for the individual parts separately, i.e. the region will pay for the bike path, and the municipality will pay for the lighting.
The cycle path between Zdiby and Klecany is part of the long-distance backbone Povolta route and the EuroVelo 7 international route.