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Amsterdam to move mopeds off bike paths

Post by notsofasteddie » Fri 22nd Jun 2018 03:58 pm

Amsterdam to move mopeds off bike paths


By Janene Pieters
June 21, 2018


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The Dutch government decided to make it possible for municipalities to move mopeds off bike paths and onto public roads from July 1st. Amsterdam plans to start working on this immediately and expects to have moped riders, wearing a helmet, on the roads by early next year, the city of Amsterdam announced.

Amsterdam's bike paths are becoming increasingly busy and that regularly causes unsafe situations, the city said in a press release. The number of moped riders sustaining injuries in accidents is very high, with only the number of injured cyclists being higher. According to the city, several studies have shown that moving moped riders to the road will result in increased traffic safety. The city has therefore wanted to make this move for some time.

"We are happy that all the lights are now green for this", alderman Sharon Dijksma said. "At the same time this is a drastic and complex measure. Moped riders may have to take other routes, get used to a new spot on the road and of course wear a helmet. That is why care is paramount when introducing this measure."

The Amsterdam mayor and aldermen will discuss this measure in mid-July, after which there will be six weeks for Amsterdam residents to comment on it. All reactions will be assessed by the municipality. After that a definite decision will be made. Once the decision is made, the exact implementation will be announced. The expectation is that moped riders will be using roads instead of bike paths in Amsterdam early next year.



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Re: Amsterdam to move mopeds off bike paths

Post by Pierre von Mondragon » Sat 23rd Jun 2018 11:08 am

Great idea,the biggest bunch of bastards in NL are dickhead scooter bastards weaving about, reading their phones on the go! Next up, those 3 abreast bastards, you're time is gonna come... bapbaddap!

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Re: Amsterdam to move mopeds off bike paths

Post by woodz60 » Mon 15th Oct 2018 08:49 pm

Pierre von Mondragon wrote:
Sat 23rd Jun 2018 11:08 am
Great idea,the biggest bunch of bastards in NL are dickhead scooter bastards weaving about, reading their phones on the go! Next up, those 3 abreast bastards, you're time is gonna come... bapbaddap!
I agree, Pierre. The last time I was there, the problem wasn't so much the distraction of texting, just that almost everyone riding a scooter was riding in bicycle or pedestrian lanes, and quite aggressively. I had many close calls on foot and on fiets with thoughtless, okay, you called it 'dickhead scooter bastards!'
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Re: Amsterdam to move mopeds off bike paths

Post by smokini » Thu 7th Mar 2019 05:58 pm

Thank good, i found it rather annoying. Here in germany mopeds have to drive on the street.Does anybody know whether there a cool bmx rides to be done in Adam? I already checked here but did not find a real clue. Any sportive guys here :D ?

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