Unpaid informal work, often performed more by women than men, affects women’s travel behaviour (e.g. type, number, length, purpose or frequency of journeys). The biggest difference is in availability and use of a passenger car, the most common means of transport in the Czech Republic. The survey shows a growing interest in sustainability in transport and building of public spaces. More than three quarters of all respondents think it is important to build pedestrian precincts in city centres and residential areas. A feeling of security is essential for women when choosing a means of transport. A physical assault in public transport is more of an issue for men, whereas every fifth woman has experienced a sexual harassment in public transport or a public space. These are just a few findings from a survey “Transport behaviour of women in numbers”, which was conducted by Transport Research Centre and Ministry of Transport.
Since the beginning of the sale of electronic vignettes in December 2020, drivers bought until 24 February 2021 e-vignettes worth of CZK 2,670,627,025. Police controls on toll roads have imposed 1,963 on the spot fines for CZK 1,538,700 since the beginning of February.
Tonight (25. 2. 2021), the successful operational transition closed a project to implement flying on free routes, so-called Free Route Airspace (FRA), known in the Czech Republic as FRACZECH. The Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic used the current drop in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete and implement this important operational project, which will make return to a normal development easier as well as potentially further increase an effective provision of air traffic services.
The construction season on motorways and roads begins. This year, we will open 46.5 kilometres of new motorways, finish the modernisation of D1 and launch construction of 100 kilometres of new motorways.
In 2021, Správa železnic (the national railway infrastructure manager) will continue with modernisation and reconstruction of railways and restoration of railway buildings. The budget amounts to CZK 53 billion, out of which CZK 31 billion is allocated to investments, i.e. by CZK 1.5 billion more than last year. This year, Správa železnic will modernise 97 kilometres of railways, increase safety on 200 level crossings and renovate 114 railway buildings.
This weekend, the final construction season on D1 has begun. On Friday, warning signs and protective barriers were deployed, and on Saturday 20 February, the modernisation of a section 23 Devět křížů (EXIT 168)–Ostrovačice (EXIT 178) in direction to Brno started. As of Monday, drivers will drive in a 2+2 mode in carriageway in direction to Prague. Works on the other sections will start in the course of March.