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What should happen and why? What will change?

What will happen?

  • Important locations will be connected and their value promoted. 
  • Attractive places and spaces will be created. 
  • The quality and choice of transport type will be improved. 
  • Parking should be moved away from squares and parks to the streets.
  • Parks, squares and public buildings will be easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • The cultural district around the National Museum will be cultivated. 
  • Street furniture and elements of a city boulevard will be added. 
  • The streets will be modified to allow the development of stores and amenities on the ground floors of adjacent buildings.
  • The humanization of the Magistrala has 3 key principles: environment, people, and mobility
About the project

Project base points


Commencement: 2016
Completion: n/a

How much will it cost?


Who will do the work?

Gehl Architect

The role of IPR prague

Contracting authority for the concept


Magistrala concept - a connecting city boulevard

contact details

If you have any queries:   Ing. arch. Jakub Hendrych, hendrych@ipr.praha.eu, 777 136  176, project head

For the media: Mgr. Marek Vácha, vacha@ipr.praha.eu, 723 444 291, press spokesperson

Prague City Council resolutions

1995 - Urban study and design for modification of the North-South Magistrala between the Main Railway Station and Nuselský bridge (DHV CR + VHE et al.)

2000 - Update of the urban study of the Prague Monument Reserve (ÚRM) 

2004 - Urban study of traffic on the NSM in the section behind the National Museum (SURM + SATRA + UDI)

2007/8 – Traffic study in the Prague 2 municipal district - 1st stage, 2nd stage; (Prague 2 municipal district; UDI)

2008 - Ecological solution for traffic on the NSM in the Main Train Station - Nuselský Bridge section (contracting authority Prague 2 municipal district; Metroprojekt Praha)

2008 - Calming of the North-South Magistrala in the area near the National Museum (contracting authority Directorate of Roads and Motorways, Pragoprojekt)

2008 - Technical-economic study for calming the NSM in the Rumunská - Bolzanova section (SATRA + VHE et al.)

2009 - Calming the North-South Magistrala (Auto*Mat)

2009/10 - Component traffic-engineering documents on topics for the Prague 4 municipal district (ÚRM)

2010 - Humanization of the Prague Magistrala in the Nuselský Bridge and 5. května Street section - idea study (Atelier K2)

2010 - Humanization of the NSM - introductory study (URM+TSK-ÚDI)

2011 – ARTERY – Prague‘s north – south arterial road conversion (Elastik, MAT studio)

2012 - Urban analysis of the North-South Magistrala in the Nové Město - Vinohrady section (ÚRM)

2012 - Concept for calming the North-South Magistrala (SATRA + VHE)

2012/13 - “Initiative for the Humanization of the North-South Magistrala” memorandum (Prague 2, 4 and 7 municipal districts) + Initiative for the Humanization of the Magistrala + Details of Intersection Modifications (Ateliér DUA studio)

2017 – Gehl architects study: Magistrala - a connecting city boulevard (Gehl architects)

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