Cars are dirty and need to be gotten rid of. The municipality of Amsterdam states this with a new concept for the capital with the Clean Air Action Plan. Of course, the municipality does not take those words literally in their mouths, but in practice it does come down to it. As far as Amsterdam is concerned, it should be over with those gore dirty cars. Perhaps that is one more reason to donate car to charity. Vehicles with a petrol and diesel engine must be banned and only electric cars are still welcome.
To this end, the municipality wants to improve air quality in the city. Amsterdam expects to achieve this by using strict environmental zones. According to traffic alderman Sharon Dijksma, the people of Amsterdam live a year shorter because of all those polluting cars in the city. Well tired.
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The intention is that polluting cars will gradually disappear from the built-up area and / or within the A10 ring of Amsterdam. Old diesels of 15 years or older will no longer be welcome in the city from next year. Two years later, in 2022, buses and coaches must also comply and are not welcome within the S100 ring. Subsequently, it is the intention that in 2025 mopeds, moped riders, trucks, vans, taxis, buses, coaches, (pleasure) boats will be banned from built-up areas if they are not emission-free.
In 2030, it will be the turn of the last category, passenger cars and motorcycles. Then it must be done with any kind of emissions from a feed, engine and vessel. Subsidies and exemptions should help residents in this transition period.
It is still a plan of the municipality. The ideas will be discussed within the council in the coming months, but also with residents and businesses. However, don’t be surprised that this idea, either in a modified form, is going to happen.