How does Víg utca operate? 

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How does Víg utca operate

The Vígabb utca (More Cheerful Street) project will be closed at the end of November 2023. The closure means that the street will be passable by car again, but parking will not be possible. Construction of the raised beds has started this week and in January 2024 we will hold a needs assessment on the future of the street.

The Vígabb utca project is one of the winning ideas of the 2022 Józsefváros Participation Budget. After the preparations of spring and summer, in September we changed the traffic order, held a joint asphalt painting and started the tender of the winners of the Mitől lesz vígabb az utca? (What will make the street more cheerful?) There has also been a pop-up market, jewellery making and pottery in the street.

The plant beds are coming to the street!

At the planning sessions and during public enquiries, most people wanted to see as much green space as possible. We are therefore creating 70 m2 of new green space in the street.

Construction of the plant beds started the week of 9 October 2023 and is expected to last for two weeks. For any inconvenience, thank you in advance for your patience! If you’re curious to see exactly what’s being built on the street, you can check it out here:

How long will the transformation take?

The Vígabb utca project will be completed by the end of November 2023. The closure will mean that it will be possible to drive through the street again, but parking will not be possible and the streetscape will be much greener thanks to the plant beds that will be built.

And in January 2024, we will hold a needs assessment on the future of the street.  A questionnaire will be sent out to residents, institutions and businesses in the area to give their views on the transformation and how they would like to use the street in the future.

How does the redesigned street section work?

Until the end of November 2023, the section of Víg utca between Déri Miksa utca and Vásár utca will be used as a pedestrian-bicycle zone from 14:00 on weekdays until 6:00 the next morning and from 10:00 until 6:00 the next morning on weekends. But what does this mean in everyday life?

In the cycle-pedestrian zone according to the Highway Code:

during the zone period, it is prohibited to drive a motor vehicle into the zone. In the case of Víg utca, this means that on weekdays no entry is allowed between 14.00 and 6.00 on weekdays and between 10.00 and 6.00 on weekends.

Outside the zone, only residents of the street section or vehicles with a permit may enter by motor vehicle at a maximum speed of 10 km/h, In the case of Víg utca, these are goods vehicles, refuse collection vehicles and public maintenance vehicles, no waiting on the street.

Bicycles are allowed to enter at a maximum speed of 20 km/h.

Vehicles carrying disabled persons or vehicles using distinctive signs may enter the zone at any time.

I live on the affected section of Víg utca. Where can I report if I want to drive onto the street during an emergency zone?

We may all be moving, renovating or for some other reason need to stop directly in front of our house for a short period of time. In all such cases, please contact the Józsefváros Public Roads Inspectorate at and they will help you with this.

How do the rolling flower boxes work in Víg utca?

For the new design, we have created rolling flower boxes to help mark and maintain the zoning period. In the morning, the first delivery or garbage truck will pull the crates out, indicating that there is no zone period between 6am and 2pm. During this period, residents, goods and garbage trucks may enter the street to load, but parking is prohibited.

At 14:00, the Déri Miksa utca piper will pull the boxes back into the middle of the street. This indicates that no motor vehicles are allowed to enter the street during the afternoon time slot.

Where can I give my opinion on the new design?

In the coming months, we would like to invite residents and businesses on the street to a join discussion to discuss their experiences. Come and tell us what needs to be changed, what is missing or what you like!


18 October 2023 at 16:00
15 November 2023, 16:00

Location: opened section of Víg utca

 The street policy

Let’s look out for each other! Please keep the noise down in the street for the peace and quiet of the residents!

We believe that public space is good when everyone can use it. Please feel free to sit in the marked non-consumable seating areas. Yellow chairs are available from 2 to 8 pm.

Please cross with caution on bicycles and scooters and watch out for pedestrians.

Want to play badminton, board games or asphalt drawing?

Pick up these items at the Journey Kávé and Teaház (28. Víg utca). Don’t forget to return the toys before you leave so that others can use them later.

Who can I report a problem on the street?

Is there a noise or other problem on the street? Call the Józsefváros Public Space Inspectorate’s 24-hour toll-free green number: 0680-204-618!

For more information on street design or incidents, contact RÉV8 on +36 20 332 6163 or email

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