Wenceslas Square will receive a new image next year. A project designed by Jacob Cigler will implement wider pavements, more greenery, fewer cars, and more room for pedestrians.
The Mayor of Prague Oldřich Lomecký said: “Territorial decisions to revitalize the lower part of Wenceslas Square in the section of Na Příkopě – Vodičkova is legally enforceable.” Changes for pedestrians will be taken seriously, as the pavements will expand by a quarter to 17 meters.
There will also be fewer parking spaces in the square, in fact, seven dozen of them will disappear on the lower end, and asphalt will replace split granite pavement in some areas. New water nozzles and sprinklers will appear while Jindřišská and Vodičkova streets will no longer be accessible Mayor Adriana Krnáčová commented that reconstruction is vital. “Now we are waiting for building permits, but some sub-projects could begin soon. I believe we will start building next year, Vaclavak should be the center of social life.”