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Nieuw-West may get cycling event

If it’s up to Michèl Tromp (VVD), Nieuw-West will get its own annual bicycle race. Alderman Ronald Mauer has promised to study the feasibility. According to Tromp, it will cost 30,000 euros and a large part of that amount can be supplied by sponsors. A cycle race will be a fun event for residents and it will give a boost to local businesses, Tromp argues.

30 June 2012 |

92 smoking ban fines

In 2011, the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority has given 92 fines and 13 cautions for breaches of the smoking ban by bars and restaurants in Amsterdam. There are no known cases of bars being closed. Over 1,200 inspections have been carried out, including 180 of bars. The authority has agreements with various police stations that can offer support in case of incidents. This was announced by the municipality in response to questions from Johnas van Lammeren (Partij voor de Dieren).

30 June 2012 |

Few spaces for bicycles around Kalverstraat

There are over 14,000 bicycle parking facilities with room for almost 50,000 bicycles in Amsterdam Centrum, but there are few places to park your bicycle around the Nieuwendijk and Kalverstraat. Click here for a bicycle rack map of Amsterdam Centrum.

24 June 2012 |


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