A new plan by the Amsterdam’s city authorities, announced this week, aims to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. The ban is part of the Actieplan Schone Lucht, or Clean Air Action Plan, and covers cars, trucks, mass transit and boats within a large zero-emission zone.
The municipality of Amsterdam no longer charges for a temporary permit if movers opt for a fully electric vehicle when moving house. The municipality wants to be an emission-free city by 2025 and therefore stimulates electric transport.
Amsterdam (NL) has developed into a true Living Lab for research institutes, innovation businesses and start-ups in the field of electric transport. The city council facilitates its ‘electric’ pioneers as much as they can under the slogan of ‘reward those who contribute’.
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam have a total of 80 college buildings in Amsterdam, all of these buildings need to be supplied with goods almost daily. The educational institutes joined forces with Deudekom and PostNL and created a logistics hub just outside of Amsterdam.
The municipality of Amsterdam (NL) stipulated that all boats would have to switch from diesel to electric power by 2025, in an effort to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. For boat companies this a huge a huge, and expensive, challenge.
City logistics in Amsterdam (NL) is becoming more complex resulting in unnecessary extra mileage and higher costs. At the end of 2017, the city of Amsterdam, together with Stichting Connekt, Topsector Logistiek and Amsterdam Smart City, wrote a competition: who would come up with a smart solution for the logistical problem in the city center?
Check out this 45 minute lecture on city logistics in Amsterdam by Walther Ploos van Amstel from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences here.
It is Amsterdam’s ambition to maintain a level of at least 5.000 newly built houses each year. For this purpose the city is looking for suitable areas for residential building and is transforming existing business areas into metropolitan live-work areas.
Starting summer 2018 household garbage and company waste from busy inner city will be removed via the Amsterdam canals, directly to the waste incineration. In recent years, experiments have been done with collecting waste through the Amsterdam canals.
Since the amount and complexity of urban shipments is increasing drastically, cities are facing new challenges such as illegal parking and more emissions. Common logistic practices need to be reconsidered by all participants to foster smarter urban logistic solutions.