Compact archive September 20, 2006

International board-games festival

Board-games festival Deskohrani (board-gaming) present for everyone who has a gaming spirit great opportunity to see, to play and to buy many games, regardless of the age.

Deskohrani begins 30th September and ends 8th October between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Prague Lesser Town in Sokol building. 321 board or card games are for kids, adults, amateurs, professionals for free.

The festival is prepared by the non-profit association Duha, part Děsír – Board Games Club Paluba, in cooperation with the Czech Go Association, Czech Federation of Draughts, Czech Scrabble Association, Czech Federation of Othello, and a few volunteers like me.

Competitions are the part of the festivals as well as official tournaments. So if you are interested than visit 6th Deskohrani anniversary. All required information can be found at official pages.

Prague centre is still bike-unfriendly

Although Prague presents their effort for creating more cycle-ways in Capitol city, still a total length is small. Prague now has about 200 kilometers, but only 64 are only fr bikers, the rest is merged with pedestrian pavements.

New part of cycle-way in length 800 meters has been inaugurated by Prague mayor Pavel Bem yesterday. But the way is a cycle-way just because there are signs which says that. So thee are sections with “Walk with bike” sign, a phone booth in a middle of the way, bus station, surface unfriendly with narrow-tyre bikes and of course pedestrians.

Prague’s effort is appreciated, but still the large work is ahead. ride on bicycle in the centre is so unfriendly, that only one per cent of citizens is willing to use a bike for a travel into the heart of Prague. The biggest problem is lack of cycle-ways there, so bikers have to ride with cars at same road.

As members of organizations focused on better travelling for bikers says, the Prague should use restoration of streets and roads as a chance to cheap creating of cycle-ways.