Crossings in Amsterdam have been designed primarily for cars and should be more bicycle-friendly, Marco te Brömmelstroet of the University of Amsterdam writes in an article in the journal Verkeerskunde. Cyclists are forced to take a sharp left turn, while it is more efficient to cut off the corner and take a smooth turn.
The chairpersons of polling stations are better prepared this year than in 2010, mayor Eberhard van der Laan writes in a letter to the council. Should parties still have doubts, then they can send their own observers to polling stations. Jan Paternotte (D66) is not satisfied.
For a while now, ‘fair moped’ stickers can be found across the city, displaying a scooter rider getting his exhaust fume blown into his own face. The ‘mysterious activist’ who is beind the campaign has now drawn the attention of Trouw en subsequently the Volkskrant.
From 1965, communist daily ‘De Waarheid’ waged a campaign for separated bicycle lanes in Amsterdam. Until that moment, only the Leidsestraat had had a dedicated bicycle lane, but since bicycles had been banned from that route. “And thus the bicycle, while being first among the means of transportation, remained the Cinderella of the road.”
The company publishing the Dutch phone book will not disclose the results of a pilot in Amsterdam and the Hague, where people with a ‘Nee / Nee’ (no advertising, no free local papers) sticker on their letter box will no longer receive an unwanted phone book, a spokesperson of the company told Webwereld.