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Revoluční třída to become a new city boulevard. Asphalt will be replaced with paving, sidewalks will be widened, and trees added.

Changes are in store for Revoluční třída in Prague. City Hall has agreed to allow for modifications to the previous plans for the street’s redesign. The speed limit will be reduced to 30 km/hour and the road surface will be paved, thus improving water absorption to ensure natural irrigation for new trees. The sidewalks will also be expanded, providing more space for pedestrians, trees, and benches.

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Together with the streets Národní and Na Příkopě, Revoluční třída is part of the original promenade along the Old Town fortifications. This area was most recently analyzed in 2020, leading to the modification of a study from 2018 focusing on Revoluční třída alone, carried out by studio Aoc architekti in collaboration with the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague).

“The point of the conceptual study was to confirm and put the finishing touches on the plans for Revoluční třída. And that was not possible without taking into account the broader historical and urban context of the area. At the same time, this place affects the entire municipal transit system as well as the waterfront. This conceptual study in the historic city center aims to transform Revoluční třída into a city boulevard that will be pleasant for pedestrians,” says Petr Hlaváček, First Deputy Mayor for Spatial Development and the Land Use Plan.

The newly expanded sidewalks will be equipped with benches, trash receptacles, bike stands, and water fountains, and will be able to accommodate outdoor restaurant seating. The tram stop will be moved closer to the river and wider islands will be created in both directions for greater passenger safety. The speed limit will be lowered to 30 km/hour and smooth paving will be used on the roadway, which will transform the street into a pleasant city boulevard for all users. The design also calls for new cycling lanes.

We want to turn Revoluční into a promenade with wide sidewalks, quality paving, benches, and more easily accessible mass transit: the way it should be in the center of a modern metropolis. The changes are part of the general vision planned for the center of Prague. We want to return the city center to the people, so that they have the opportunity and desire to spend their time here,” says Adam Scheinherr, Second Deputy Mayor for Transportation.

The reconstruction plan also considers the city’s microclimate. Up to 30 new trees will be planted on the street and the asphalt with be replaced with pavers improve rainwater retention. The study also calls for the reconstruction of the public space in front of the Kotva department store, where the covered entrance to the underground supermarket will be eliminated and additional seating added.

“Revoluční třída is part of the promenade along the former ramparts, which should become Prague’s central boulevard. To make this a reality, it is necessary for people to feel comfortable and safe. We are therefore expanding sidewalks and reducing traffic speed. Such measures will make the street more attractive, in turn making people more inclined to spend time relaxing there,” adds Ondřej Boháč, IPR Prague Director.

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