Parts of Amsterdam to be made car-free, on Saturdays only
The Dutch government plans to make parts of Amsterdam city centre car free on Saturdays, as well as ban or implement speed limits for bicycles in certain areas.
Eight new underground car parks are to be built to relieve pressure on parking spaces, the Parool reported on 16 April.
The Nine Streets shopping area is likely to be the first to go car-free on Saturdays as part of an experiment later this year. Other measures in the plans include banning bikes from parts of the Red Light District and introducing a 30 kph speed limit in parts of the city centre with a lot of bike traffic, the Telegraaf said.
Transport alderman Pieter Litjens outlined the plans to the public on Thursday morning. The total package contains 50 separate measures and will cost up to EUR 400m, Litjens said.