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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

The world’s first dynamic ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats

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Could a fleet of autonomous boats bridge the waterway between Marineterrein Amsterdam and the Amsterdam City Center? Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), have developed the concept of roundAround, the world’s first ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats, or “Roboats”. It could offer a dynamic infrastructure solution to connect the two areas, seamlessly transporting hundreds of people per hour across the water.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Aug 2019

Maastricht Bereikbaar: integrated mobility management targeting employers and commuters

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Is it possible to enhance mobility and at the same time improve urban vitality and sustainability in a polycentric region — where many of the smaller centres are just outside the catchment area of the major public transport axes, and where many consider that the distances are too great to cycle?

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 27 Aug 2019

Cycling is now an integral component of Dutch Climate Policy

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In order to address the increasing threat from climate change, the Dutch government has presented its Climate Agreement, which includes cycling as an integral element.

Temperatures in the Netherlands reached record highs this June (40.7°C – two degrees higher than the past record from 1944). Climate scientists are in agreement that such weather extremes will increase as a result of climate change and will be more severe than previously.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Aug 2019

The Netherlands prohibits the use of mobile phones on bicycles

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In the Netherlands, since 1 July 2019 it is has not been permitted to cycle while holding a mobile phone. 

This is in recognition of the fact that cyclists using their phones are cognitively and visually distracted. Before the ban, 49% of Dutch people used their mobile phone while cycling, while amongst young people (aged between 18 and 24 years old) the proportion was higher at 75%.

The fine for anyone caught holding a mobile phone while cycling is €95. Cyclists must keep their phone in a pocket, jacket or bag.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

From on-street to off-street parking - The Rotterdam approach

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Rotterdam's efforts to encourage people to use off-street parking is mainly achieved through pricing policies. The city is also reducing the number of on-street parking places allowing more public space to be used for people rather than parked cars. By 2020, 3,000 parking spaces should be removed from the inner city within the Park4SUMP project. Many of these spaces will be replaced with green spaces, walking areas, bike lanes and bicycle parking garages.

Watch the video and transfer this approach to your city.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Jul 2019

From on-street to off-street parking - The Rotterdam approach

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Rotterdam's efforts to encourage people to use off-street parking is mainly achieved through pricing policies. The city is also reducing the number of on-street parking places allowing more public space to be used for people rather than parked cars. By 2020, 3,000 parking spaces should be removed from the inner city within the Park4SUMP project. Many of these spaces will be replaced with green spaces, walking areas, bike lanes and bicycle parking garages.

Watch the video and transfer this approach to your city.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Jun 2019

INCLUSION Open Event

The EU-funded INCLUSION project invites you to an interactive and lively event on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 16:00, immediately after the closing plenary of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

By Anonymous (not verified) / Updated: 05 Jun 2019
By Anonymous (not verified) / Updated: 05 Jun 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 04 Jun 2019