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Report: KiM lifts the veil on hidden mobility costs

EditorsMay 14, 2024

It is not easy to determine what, for example, a road user or train passenger must pay to cover infrastructure costs and the costs of negative effects. The Knowledge Institute for Mobility Policy (KiM) recently published an in-depth analysis of the…

Bravo

Passenger transport: time for an upgrade of the Passenger Transport Act 2000

EditorsMay 10, 2024

Not surprising, because the law was written when there was no smartphone yet, when we could not yet digitally link forms of transport. The Passenger Transport Act 2000, a law that regulates various forms of…

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NIPV: understanding and cooperation are crucial for rapid assistance

EditorsMay 9, 2024

Traffic behavior can mean the difference between life and death, especially when it comes to the response of emergency services. Raymond Zuidwijk, experienced ambulance driver and instructor in specialist driving skills, warns of the decreasing 'free space' for emergency services in our increasingly busy...

GO sharing

Shared scooters: Scootervrij fights against excess in Dutch cities

EditorsMay 8, 2024

Scooter sharing providers violate rules and agreements in 25 municipalities. Too many shared scooters in cities lead to frustration and action. Scootervrij, an action group that is committed to combating the proliferation of shared scooters, has recently shown that various providers of these means of transport…

DHL

Driving without a break: the harsh reality of a DHL parcel deliverer

EditorsMay 8, 2024

Policy raises questions about the fairness and reasonableness of DHL's working practices. The daily workload of parcel deliverers is a much-discussed topic, but rarely do we get a glimpse into the real challenges and pressures these workers face…

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From Limburg to Texel: 25 years of cycling junctions in the Netherlands

EditorsMay 7, 2024

Everyone knows them: the white route signs with green numbers. Not surprising, because in 2024 there will be around 9.500 cycling junctions in the Netherlands. The cycling junction network in the Netherlands has become an indispensable part of the landscape. What once started in Belgian…

PostNL under pressure: financial and operational challenges are piling up

PostNL under pressure: financial and operational challenges are piling up

Gerrit SayyMay 6, 2024

Herna Verhagen, CEO of PostNL, has spoken out about the need to adjust delivery days to make the company's services future-proof. PostNL is once again facing drastic changes amid financial challenges and persistent…

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Petition: taxis want to travel with buses on the emergency lane

EditorsMay 5, 2024

Taxi drivers recently launched an online petition advocating the use of the hard shoulder by taxis during traffic jams. This proposal is inspired by the current arrangement where scheduled buses already have permission to use the emergency lane under such circumstances.…

May 4 and 5: silence on Dam Square, celebration in the country

May 4 and 5: silence on Dam Square, celebration in the country

EditorsMay 5, 2024

Claude, Flemming, Son Mieux and Wende are the Ambassadors of Freedom 2024. Every May 4, thousands of people gather on Dam Square in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War and other wars during the National Remembrance…

Schiphol Airport

ILT: aviation safety under pressure due to drones

EditorsMay 4, 2024

The popularity of drones does create busy airspace and the ILT is concerned about this. The integration of drones into Dutch airspace has achieved unprecedented growth in recent years. Martijn de Goede, Coordinating/Specialist Inspector at…

MOBILITY AND TOURISM

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Velo-city: Ghent kicks off, cycle in the big Bike Parade

Carlo ScheirMay 12, 20243 min read

International cycling conference Velo-city will come to Ghent in June 2024. Ghent will get into the cycling mood in June 2024 with the exciting Velo festival. This event, organized as a prelude to the prestigious…

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From Limburg to Texel: 25 years of cycling junctions in the Netherlands

EditorsMay 7, 20244 min read

Everyone knows them: the white route signs with green numbers. Not surprising, because in 2024 there will be around 9.500 cycling junctions in the Netherlands. The cycling junction network in the Netherlands is here to stay...

ABROAD

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Vehicle dedication: blessing on wheels draws hundreds to Adegem

Carlo ScheirMay 11, 2024

Saint Christopher behind the sun visor. “Lord our God, we thank you for this chariot.” After an eight-year break, the traditional car consecration took place again in Adegem, near Maldegem. This long-cherished tradition attracted more than 600…

Shop & Go

Shop & Go: parking sensors provide quick messages in Ghent

Carlo ScheirMay 9, 2024

With the introduction of this system, Ghent is taking an important step towards a more user-friendly and efficient parking policy, in which technology plays a crucial role in combating misuse of parking facilities. In the Voldersstraat in the heart of Ghent there is a…

Malmo

Cycling and music: Malmö is getting excited for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

EditorsMay 7, 2024

Malmö is getting ready for a green and musical extravaganza. The city is preparing to become the center of Europe again in 2024 as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event that many consider to be the musical highlight…

Hofi Mango

Curaçao: dams under pressure, cultural heart of Hofi Mango is suffering

EditorsMay 6, 2024

According to reports, including drone images released by the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature, the dams on the island performed their function but could not cope with the exceptional amount of rainfall. The recent floods in Curaçao have not only…

Ghent

Policy: Mpact fights for the inclusion of mobility rights in the constitution

EditorsMay 1, 2024

Preferably in a sustainable way, such as by bicycle or public transport. Mpact vzw, known for its efforts in the field of sustainable and accessible mobility, launches a call to Belgian politics for “The right to mobility”…

Willemstad

Curaçao is flourishing: tourism visitor numbers are skyrocketing

EditorsMay 1, 2024

An important development is also the renewed involvement of travel giant Corendon in CHATA. Curaçao's tourism sector is set to experience impressive growth by 2024, with increases in occupancy rates and revenue positioning the island as a top destination in the Caribbean.…

RyanAir

Charleroi: Airport staff strike canceled at the last minute

Carlo ScheirMay 1, 2024

The threatened strike at Charleroi airport, which was planned for Thursday, May 2, was averted at the last minute. The airport management and the unions have reached an agreement, as a result of which the planned work stoppage will not take place.…

Antwerp

Be vigilant: fines for stubborn middle lane drivers are increasing

Carlo ScheirApril 29, 2024

The fines for driving in the middle vary between 116 and 160 euros. Every year, approximately 2.000 Belgian drivers are caught because they unnecessarily continue to drive in the middle section of the motorway. This is evident from data from the police that recently…

InnoTrans

Innovation: green future on rails during InnoTrans 2024

EditorsApril 29, 2024

The InnoTrans is an excellent opportunity to experience the latest and most innovative solutions in transport technology, which contribute to a more sustainable world. On the road to a greener future, exhibitors at InnoTrans 2024 emphasize their commitment to sustainability. This…

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Reform: re-inspection now also at your garage in Flanders

Carlo ScheirApril 26, 2024

Minister Peeters is continuing with the much-needed reform of car inspection in Flanders. Flemish Minister Lydia Peeters recently took an important step in reforming the car inspection system in Flanders. The Mobility and Public Works Committee has presented its proposal…