Krakow Local News: Monday, 8 February 2016

(David McGirr)
(David McGirr)

Activists lobby Football Association against graffiti

The local Pogromcy Bazgrołów (“Scribble Busters”) group have sent a public letter to Zbigniew Boniek, the president of the PZPN (Polish Football Association), asking for his help in the fight against the hooligan graffiti ubiquitous in Krakow. They cite bylaws of the PZPN which say the organization should “prevent any negative phenomena associated with the practice of the sport of football.” Pogromcy Bazgrołów compared the vandals to terrorists and estimate that they have caused over 6 million zł in damages over the past year. [Radio Krakow]

Majchrowski: Northern ring road likely

Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of a bypass road in the north of Krakow, he told the media today. He stressed the importance of obtaining sufficient funding from higher levels of government. The road would be another strategy to reduce congestion and smog in the city center. His remarks came after a meeting between Majchrowski and members of the Lesser Poland voivodeship government. It was also agreed there that representatives between the local and regional governments would begin meeting to discuss their legislative agendas once per year rather than once every four years, as they have been up to now. [Gazeta Wyborcza]

Lovers to have own Valentine’s tram

On Valentine’s Day, 14 February, one of the new extra-long Krakowiak trams will be reserved especially for people in love. Actors from Teatr Ludowy will lead passengers in singing popular Polish love songs. The tram will travel between 15:00-18:00 from Podgorze through the center to Bronowice Małe and back to Wzgórz Krzesławickich. []

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