3 Apr 19

Amsterdam strips city parking 

Cycling city Amsterdam in the Netherlands has decided to transform inner city parking spaces into space for smart mobility users like cyclists, pedestrians and public transit users. The Dutch city will count 11,200 parking spots less by the end of 2025.

Amsterdam announced that it will systematically strip its inner city of parking spaces. Starting this summer, the city aims to reduce the number of parking permits in the city centre by 1,500 a year. In addition, the cost for the permit will rise. Both measures must result in a less parking space addicted city.

The freed-up space will be used for trees, bike parking and wider sidewalks. 

Authored by: Fien Van den steen