As an important access point to The Netherlands and the city of Amsterdam, Schiphol funnels over 68 million passengers through the airport on an annual basis. Added to that; over 60 thousand people work in and around the airport.
The combination of travellers and commuters places obvious strain on the transport network and main routes between the city and the airport. Both private and passenger transport modes feel the stress of such high footfall. Given the distance between city and airport, encouraging a shift towards pedestrian and bicycle traffic is not the answer - unless officials can find a new, faster and more efficient solution.
Enter Fly + Bike, a €5.6 M project that allows airport passengers to add e-bike rental to their ticket. not only does the project hope to encourage air passengers to travel to and from Schiphol using only two-wheels, they are also making sure that the main cycling infrastructure is suitable - and designated for high-speed bikes to help make the journey faster and safer. With the aim of creating a 22 km faster cycle route, Schiphol Officials hope to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
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Story originally reported by bam infra on 24 May 2018.