Thursday, 17 February 2011
Shopkeepers prefer cyclists
Branko Collin sent me an interesting story today:
The popular Ferdinand Bol shopping street in Amsterdam (which crosses the Albert Cuyp market) has been partially closed off while the city of Amsterdam has been tunneling a subway underneath. Now that the end of the tunneling is in sight, the city's department of infrastructure has announced it will put the original double tram tracks back in.
The street's shopkeepers' association is none too pleased about this, as it reduces the space for cyclists and pedestrians.
It was reported here and here.