The city (decision makers, urban planners and traffic planners) still has mindset within "old paradigm". This related to local traffic policy, parking policy, urban plans and for reconstruction of streets. And the regulation on national level is the same. We have the regulation that for 1 apartment you must provide 1,5 parking lot, and 1 parking lot for 70m2 of commercial area, no consideration for sustainable modes in policies (obligation to provide possibility of usage of sustainable modes instead of private cars). Providing parking place in front of shops, apartments, schools and kindergartens is common situation. Cyclist are almost invisible for decision makers, urban planners and traffic planers.
But this started to change a little bit. There are the projects and measures that improves traffic safety in school zones, accesibility to people with disability (tactile pavement on sidewalks, improvement of pedestrian crossings for people in the wheelchair), reconstruction of parks and establishment of openair gym equipment, establishment of speed limit zones, development of SUMP, organizing "play-out" street in the city centre every evening (7 days during European Mobility Week 2015, 2 months in 2016, from 1st June- 1st October in 2017.). This "play-out" street had a great impact in raising awareness among citizens and decision makers. This measure showed that different possibilities for usage of public space, that is usually occupied with cars. This was the soft mode of showing the different use of space without infrastructure intervetions. This measure was very well accepted by citizens, especially children. The problem was with habit of car parking in this street.