Cars and motorbikes running on petrol or diesel will be banned from driving in Amsterdam from 2030.
Congestion charges and restrictions on driving will be the future. We all need to gear up for these changes. What happens in Europe, who are already many miles ahead of our efforts to adopt an ‘e’ transport culture, is the way things will be for us. Inevitably.
Here is the report in the Guardian
The city’s council plans to phase in the change as part of a drive to clean up air pollution, which the authorities blame for shortening the life expectancy of Amsterdammers by a year.
“Pollution often is a silent killer and is one of the greatest health hazards in Amsterdam,” said the councillor responsible for the city’s traffic, Sharon Dijksma, announcing the municipality’s decision.