Reports on the policy in Holland to reduce the use of private cars. Traffic jams forms a threat to Holland's function as the gateway to Europe and could undermine one of the mainstays of the economy. The threat to the environment is also an argument. Road traffic causes 16 per cent of acid rain and accounts for 15 per cent of emissions of carbon dioxide (Co2). The government will increase the investment in public transport over the next 20 years from DFL 12.4 billion to 20 billion, while the motorway construction will be reduced from DFL 19 billion to 13.3 billion. The traffic on roads will not grow by 70 per cent but only 35 per cent. Actions to reduce the use of private cars are, among others, carpooling and teleworking.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Holland Magazine

  • Authors:
    • Kroon, J
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MF31345 MIN
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM