Krakow News 21st July 2016: WORLD YOUTH DAY: Pyrotechnic articles banned, ZOO for free / First outdoor library / The city connected to A4 Highway by a new ring road



Józef Pilch, the Voivode of Małopolska, has banned carrying and using pyrotechnic articles from 25th July to 1st August to ensure safety. Organizers of any artistic, entertainment, recreational, or educational events will need special permission to use such products. [Gazeta Krakowska]


For six days, from 26th to 31st July, all pilgrims, tourists and Cracovians will be able to visit the Krakow City ZOO (Krakowski Ogród Zoologiczny, ul. Kasy Oszczędności Miasta Krakowa 14) for free, decided Jacek Majchrowski. The ZOO is currently inhabited with more than 1300 species, including new residents – Humboldt penguins that moved to Krakow in June this year. []

CITY LIFE: First outdoor library

An open-air library opened up in Park Ratuszowy through the initiative of The Public Library of Nowa Huta. It’s becoming a popular element of urban design in many cities around the world, but it’s the first outdoor library in Krakow. Its official opening will take place on 3rd September, but some books are already available for readers. []

TRANSPORT: New ring road connecting Krakow with A4 Highway

A local bypass road has been opened, improving the speed, safety and comfort of many journeys. It consists of: a 1,1 km long dual carriageway connecting Księcia Józefa street (often trafficked) with the A4 Highway, a bridge over the Sanka river, two roundabouts, a bicycle path, a bus turnout and the street lighting; all costing approximately 14,5 mln pln. [Gazeta Krakowska]

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