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20/1 Cleaners welcome new Schiphol director

18/1 Palestine at the Jewish Historical Museum

18/1 What is the right size for a district?

17/1 PvdA Oost against fewer districts

16/1 Committee: 7 districts by 2010

15/1 Soldiers may attend Afghanistan debate after all

15/1 Bait bike leads to arrest

14/1 Youth for Christ to republish vacancies

13/1 Paintings of the Zuidas

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11/1 Social cohesion initiative raises eyebrows

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10/1 Zuidas: People feel that we are losers

9/1 Fun on the ice - but not for all

9/1 Supermarket coupon fraud thwarted

9/1 I Amsterdam must remain exclusive

8/1 Use term Apartheid in every discussion

8/1 No city kiosk in Amsterdam yet

7/1 Snow

7/1 Fatima Elatik to run Zeeburg

7/1 Municipal managers to return to shop floor

4/1 Police: take photo of strange people

3/1 Gaza protest criticises politicians

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1/1 Mustapha Laboui leaves district council


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Suburb dwellers oppose anti-car measures

18 June 2008 - One in three Amsterdammers support raising parking fees, whereas 44% support banning polluting cars from the city. Opposition to environmental measures is strongest among residents who live outside the ring road.

There is rather strong support for these measures among the followers of coalition parties PvdA and GroenLinks. This was revealed by a survey commissioned by the VVD, a party which has launched an intense pro-car campaign.

Car owners and VVD-supporters are overrepresented among the respondents, but according to research institute O+S this is compensated by the fact that respondents are relatively pro-environment.

Today, GroenLinks Amsterdam presented an open letter to MPs in support of the city's proposed anti-pollution plans. The letter was signed by celebrities including TV presenter Yvon Jaspers, writer Mohammed Benzakour, radio presenter Michiel Veenstra, loony activist Gretta Duisenberg, TV presenter Tarik Yousif, politician Lousewies van der Laan, pop music expert Leo Blokhuis, and actress / singer Ricky Koole.

Image: car-free day 2007, cars are being stopped at the ring road


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