City of Amsterdam… it was an amazing discovery, taking me out of time . It’s about the amenities to develop when opened to the water as a city.
To understand this city, it’s important to know that in the 1970 Amsterdam made a revolution through a bold statement against cars and chose alternative forms of transportation.
what makes Amsterdam a green city?
Car-Free Sundays: Each Sundays, temporarily closing down streets are closing down to cars and give pedestrian a bicycle priority , instilling a sens of community and givig the street back to people, not machines.
Cycling Infrastructure: To encouraging residents to adopt cycling as a primary mode of transportation, Amsterdam has invested in lits of cycling infrastructures ( bike lanes, traffic-calming measures, and bike parking facilities)
Pedestrianization: Amsterdam’s city center is a pedestrian-only zones and pedestrian-focuses streets were created, allowing people to move freely, shop, and enjoy the city without the noise and pollution of cars
Public Transport Expansion: At Amsterdam’s an improved network of public transport( tram and bus services) making it convenient and accessible for residents to travel across the city, reducing the need for private cars.
Urban Planning: the philosophy behind Amsterdam’s urban planning is : mixed land-use, compact neighborhoods, integration of amenities within walking or cycling distance, creation of communities and reduction of car dependence.
Amsterdam fight against cars has left a lasting legacy, inspiring cities around the world to prioritize sustainable and people-centric urban transportation.
You want to make a move? Why not by riding? Over 600,000 bicycles in this green city