Auto*Mat association promotes better environment for a good-quality life in the city. We support public, pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well as the rational use of cars. We are inspired by European capitals and we activate people to a positive change of streets and public spaces. We supervise the politicians and efficient use of public finances. Together with you, we create a city we want to live in.
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.
Besides, Auto*Mat coordinates other successful projects, e.g. Different City Experience and Bike to Work.
Different City Experience was a very first project of Auto*Mat. It was held in 2006 on Smetana riverside for the first time and its central idea, to experience the city unoccupied by cars, is still with us. Every year Different City Experience is growing and more local clubs, associations and businesses are taking part in the preparations.
Our campaign Bike to Work is intended to promote a bike as an ideal means of transport for going to work. Following the example of urban-type Berlin or Copenhagen we want also in Prague to encourage companies and employees to experience cycling to work at least for a month.
The initiative Auto*Mat was founded in 2003 as an informal platform, which in 2007 was transformed into a civic association. Currently, Auto*Mat is part of an international initiative to improve the situation in the cities of World Car-free Network and the Association of NGO Green Circle. We are also committed to a Code of Ethics of environmental organizations and to the Principles of transparency of NGOs.