Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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Flower boxes for Amsterdam bike racks.

The Green Party (GroenLinks) in Zeeburg has put forward a proposal to address the shortage of bike parking places on the streets of the Dutch capital while simultaneously providing more greenery. The...
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Amsterdam blocks privatisation of Schipol.

Plans for the privatisation of Amsterdam
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Cargo tram pilot scheme.

A pilot scheme involving the use of trams to transport heavy goods into the city centre is to be launched by the CityCargo Company in late December or early January next year. Initially trams will be...
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Cycling lessons for immigrants.

Social welfare organization Akros in the de Baarsjes district has announced plans to get local businesses to sponsor cycling lessons for their employees, with cleaning companies among the target group...
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Park-and-Ride fees to drop.

Amsterdam city council has announced plans to make parking on the outskirts of the city even more appealing to visitors. The four existing park-and-ride facilities at Zeeburgereiland, under the Sloter...
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First chip cards for Amsterdam metro.

Dutch public transport company, GVB, has launched the first 40,000 chip cards which are eventually to replace the strippenkaart tickets on Amsterdam buses, trams, trains and metro. This summer 30.000...
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Tuk Tuk for transport.

An answer to Amsterdams traffic congestion is at hand. The Tuk Tuk Company is introducing auto rickshaws known as tuk-tuks in October. The three-wheeled tuk-tuks are a common sight in South East Asian...
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Passenger quay gets facelift.

Amsterdam Passenger Terminal is improving its waterside facilities to accommodate growing numbers of ocean-going cruise ships. The quay space has already been extended by 5,000 sqm and two new compute...
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New chip cards for public transport.

The strippenkaart ticket currently in use on Amsterdam city metro, buses and trams will be replaced by a new chip card in early 2007 in a move intended to make using public transport easier and to pre...
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City centre parking rises.

Hourly parking rates in the centre of the city went up on 1 January from 3.40 to 4.40. The new rates apply around the Central Station, Dam Square, the red light district and Nieuwmarkt Square. This ri...
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New bike park in Amsterdam

As many cyclists in Amsterdam have discovered, finding a secure place for their bikes is a challenge. The first de Fietsenflat (bicycle flat) was created in 2001 a floating bike park with several flo...
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