Dutch cities slow down for car-free Sunday
September 22, 2008 Leave a Comment
More than 20 Dutch cities have staged a car-free Sunday. Cars were banned in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Eindhoven and other cities. The capital organised around 100 special events, including a zero-emission car race through the city centre. The authorities in Amsterdam say the public enjoyed the car-free day. There were only a few reports of people from outside Amsterdam getting angry when they were barred from entering the city. One person was arrested for not heeding police instructions. The car-free Sunday, an initiative of the environment ministry, was held for the tenth year in a row.
Source: Radio Netherlands, 22 September 2008