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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Feb 2016

New Rotterdam LEZ halves dirty cars in a month (Netherlands)


A new environmental zone in force since early this year in Rotterdam has halved the number of severely polluting cars entering the city in just one month.

Every day up to 700 000 vehicles enter Rotterdam, of which 1.18 per cent (some 13 000 cars) were older models whose emissions were considered to be extremely harmful.

From 1 January 2016 the Dutch city announced that such vehicles would be banned from entering. Since then, the number of dirtier cars in the city has dropped to 0.66 per cent.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2016

Sustainable mobility and air quality course

The EU's main climate innovation initiative, Climate-KIC, is organising a three-day course in the Netherlands this March on how to implement sustainable mobility measures.

The course includes site visits to successful projects in Schiphol, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Oct 2016

2016 Polis Conference

The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.

For more information, download the agenda below.


By News Editor / Updated: 01 Feb 2016

International Cargo Bike Festival 2016

The International Cargo Bike Festival 2016 consists of two events: the Cargo Bike Conference and the Cargo Bike Fair.

The conference takes place on Saturday 16 April and will feature renowned international speakers.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Jan 2016

Amsterdam car-sharing platform posts record growth (Netherlands)


A peer-to-peer car-sharing platform operating in Amsterdam has surged in popularity over the past year, according to figures released by the company earlier this month.

In 2015 Snappcar, a service launched Amsterdam in 2011, attracted 7 500 new registrations, including 900 car owners.

The rise means that over 18 000 people are now registered to use the service, sharing between them 2 400 cars.

The number of bookings also increased sharply, with 10 000 in 2015, a rise of 39 per cent compared to 2014.

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Aug 2015

Dutch municipality encourages seniors to use public transport


The municipality of Noordoostpolder is to host an information session in September to encourage older people to use public transport.

The meeting is one of a number planned around municipalities in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands.

In addition to the information session, attendees can sign up for a group tour led by an ‘ambassador’ -  a fellow senior who volunteers to help others navigate public transport and explain how it works. Personal appointments with ambassadors are also available.