New app aims to teach unwritten rules of the Prague metro

Calling all commuters: have you broken any of these unwritten Prague metro commandments?

Katrina Modrá

Written by Katrina Modrá Published on 12.12.2018 08:07:31 (updated on 12.12.2018) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague’s Public Transport Company has released a new advertising campaign and related app that takes aim at noisy, rude, and, yes, smelly passengers on the Czech capital’s metro system.

The campaign, called “Decentness and Safety” features beloved Czech cartoon rabbits Bob and Bobek, in a series of illustrations depicting some of the most commons “misbehaviors” on public transport: failure to give up a seat to the elderly or pregnant, blasting loud music, eating sloppy food, sporting a massive backpack, and bad personal hygiene.

The company says it aims to “teach passengers about decent and safe behavior on Prague public transport,” and has based the visuals on input from straphangers fed up with their fellow passengers’ non-compliance of the mutual considerations that should be observed when traveling by metro, tram, and bus.

The free app is “intended for children and teenagers but adults will also be entertained,” says a DPP rep.

Available only in Czech, you can download the mobile app here; check out our own take on the topic in this article: 7 New Signs We’d Like to See In the Prague Metro.

Below, some of the visuals for the DPP campaign:


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