Thursday, November 10, 2011

The pedestrian streets of downtown Amsterdam

The historical core of Amsterdam dates back to seventeenth century. Today Amsterdam city center accommodates 80000 residents and another 80000 people as employees. The narrow streets of downtown are well prepared for pedestrian and bike use. The cars can only access the streets of around the city center. The red light district has become a tourist attractive region of the city during the past decade. The city has been successful in limiting the access of the cars to the historical core and promoting the more sustainable modes of transportation like walking and biking. Here some pictures of the pedestrian streets of the center and also some automobile streets of around the core are seen.

more about planning and other urban issues in Amsterdam:

Graffiti photos, Amsterdam 1

Why is the City So Livable Today? Amsterdam Targets the Car

The Public transport and priority to pedestrians and bicycles as a basis for the quality of life in capital cities

Sustainable Transport Ideas: Cycling in Amsterdam

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