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The objective of the Prague Public Space Design Manual, approved in June 2014, is to gradually transform Prague into a pleasant city that draws people out into public space. The manual contains rules and recommendations for achieving the stipulated objectives, and describes the optimal procedure for preparing and executing investments.

What specifically is its purpose? An important issue is making the city pedestrian-friendly. In busy areas, the pavement should be wide enough to allow room for pedestrians, trees and front gardens. Tramway line poles or streetlamps should be grouped together so as to be as unobtrusive as possible. The movement of pedestrians should not be complicated by railings, overpasses and underpasses. The manual also focuses on the aesthetics of public space. It addresses the regulation of advertising and the design of street furniture. It also offers a balanced solution for all public space users: pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

The manual also aims to improve coordination, so that, for example, one street is not needlessly repaired several times a year. In addition to making public space more enjoyable, the manual will ensure cost and time savings in connection with the construction of such space.