Title

URBAN TRANSPORT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1993

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, policy - sustainable, place - urban, mode - mass transit, mode - bike

Keywords

Urban transportation, Transportation policy, Transportation planning, Transit, Traffic restraint, Regional transportation, Public transit, Netherlands, Mass transit, Local transit, Intrastate transportation, Intracity transportation, Bicycles, Automobiles

Abstract

This is a discussion of the Dutch government's Second Structure Scheme for Traffic and Transport (SVV-II) which was designed to reduce the use of cars in urban areas. The Dutch transport sector makes a large contribution to the national income, and it is noted that policies to restrain mobility must not undermine this role. SVV-II consists of 4 policy categories: environment and amenity; managing mobility (includes planning; parking; urban remodeling; and pricing policy); accessibility of public transport and other means such as cycling; transport regions as well as company transport plans. Each of these areas is discussed at some length.