One of the central activities of Auto*Mat is watchdog function. As a „watchdog“ we check the activity of Prague politicians at the town halls and municipal authorities. In our scope of work we study the professional materials, statements, press releases and interviews, in order to find out whether a municipality or town halls are planning projects that could harm the public interest or public space. In addition, we are lobbying for improvement of transport policies in Prague and persuading politicians to create from Prague a modern city of a Western type.
A few years ago, the Prague policy focused only on car traffic. Thanks to lobbying work and our project „Watchdog“ we managed to change this. With regular meetings with politicians and officials and participation in technical working committees of municipal institutions, we managed to achieve the fact that the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists are nowadays perceived as a relevant issue.