Participating cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Amsterdam
inhabitants

Local contact

Environmental and Building Department
Pieter Swinkels
Weesperplein 4 - postbus 922
1000 AX Amsterdam
++31 205206362

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Various activities organised to improve local air pollution and reduce CO2 emissions, for example the "Electric Avenue"market, where people could see and try out electric vehicles. The Car Free Day and other activities are related to the programme nieuwamsterdamsklimaat" (New Amsterdam Climate).
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
For the Amsterdam Car Free Day (on the 20th of September) much of the Amsterdam downtown area was restricted to the private car.
Please see here for the map: www.autovrijedag.amsterdam.nl/aspx/download.aspx?file=/contents/pages/168595/afzettingen_autovrijedag2009.pdf