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The Beter Benutten (Better Utilisation) programme is uniting the Dutch national government, regions and private sector in reducing congestion over the next three years at the busiest bottlenecks across the country. June 12-13, Consultant Liesbeth van Alphen led a two-day workshop to help stakeholders in Central Holland begin planning the second phase of this three-year programme.
In The Netherlands, it is not unusual to cycle year round, but there is still great potential for improving winter cycling here. This is why we are excited to announce the Winter Cycling Congress 2015 will be held in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, February 10-12, 2015.
In 2013, total traffic fatalities in The Netherlands declined by 12 percent, while the European average was a decline of 8 percent. There's a ways to go until everybody gets home safe, but more cities are adopting vision zero, new technology is being developed to improve communication between bikes and cars and Dutch authorities at all levels are actively working to develop partnerships and innovations that improve road safety.