The Dutch government plans to reserve an additional 10 billion euros for two years for improving the roads and railway in the Netherlands. The money will be used to push the most urgent projects forward and for new projects, sources told Dutch newspaper AD.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure wants new European rules for self-driving vehicles. She would find it nice if Europe can remain ahead of the United States on this field and will push for it at an Informal Transport Council meeting in Amsterdam next week, she said in an interview with AutoWeek.
From 2017 fast electric bikes will be required to have a licence plate. Riders will also have to wear a helmet, though a full-face helmet will not be required. A lighter and more breathable sports helmet will be acceptable
A group of scientists are calling for fishing bans in parts of the North Sea in an open letter to Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment and State Secretary Martijn van Rijn of Economic Affairs
Traffic association Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) changed its mind and is no longer against the increase in highway speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour. According to the VVN, accidents don't happen more often at 130 km/h than they do at 120 km/h. Other traffic association ANWB, on the other hand, is demanding more information about accidents happening at 130 km/h.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment has no plans to test electric cars driving at 130 kilometers per hour on a section of the A2, she wrote in a letter to the lower hose of Dutch parliament on Tuesday
The increase in speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour taking effect on many highways today, will compromise the air quality, according to researchers from both the RIVM and TNO. These researchers believe it likely that the increased speed limits will result in the Netherlands exceeding the European standard for air quality
From Friday, February 5th, 19 routes will have a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour, including parts of the A1, A27, A28 and A58. In May motorists will be allowed to drive 130 kilometers per hour during the evening on the entire A2 route between Amsterdam and Utrecht.
The self-driving, steering wheel-less WEpod is making its first test run on a Dutch road on Thursday. The bus will be driving a route around Wageningen University. This is the first time in the world that a self-driving vehicle will be driving with other traffic, the university announced.
A number of parliamentary factions want the Netherlands to have control of the nuclear power plant in Doel, just over the Belgium border, after the reactor Doel 1 shut down automatically on Saturday for an as yet unknown reason - only days after it was put back into use on December 30th.
The VVD and PvdA are pressuring Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment to ban scooters and mopeds on bike paths
Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen is paving the way for Amsterdam to ban scooters from bike paths. Scooter drivers may soon only be allowed to ride their scooters on regular roadways while wearing a helmet.
Motorists may soon be able to drive faster on more highways. The speed limit will be increased to 130 kilometers per hour on 19 routes early next year.
The majority of the Dutch voters are happy with the public letter in which the party leaders called on the population to keep a cool head during the asylum debate. An even larger majority thinks that the party leaders themselves are responsible for the escalation, with PVV leader Geert Wilders being named most often.
Prime minister Mark Rutte says he simply see’s no value in conducting a criminal investigation into the recent leaked confidential budget information for Prinjesdag. According to the Prime Minister, such an investigation would be "as expensive as it would be fruitless".
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Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen visited Steenbergen on Thursday to officially open the A4 highway and hand the N259 over to the municipality. She was greeted by the giant penis statue, made by wood artist Peter de Koning, and placed in a strategic place so that the minister was sure to see it.
Angry residents along the route of the A4 highway at Steenbergen have erected a giant penis statue in protest against the highway. They hope that this gesture will finally draw Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schultz van Heagen's attention to their complaints that the highway was not built according to the rules.
In an experiment to enhance road safety, roadside inspectors of the Rijkswaterstaat will be warning road users of accidents and breakdowns on the highways through navigation- and traffic apps. This trial will take place on highways in and around Flevoland, the Rijkswaterstaat, department of public works, announced on Thursday.
Calling and texting while on a bicycle will not become a punishable offence, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen repeated on Wednesday. She believes that a ban will be very difficult to control.
The government is investing a total of 40 million euros to improve Eindhoven Airport's accessibility. Last year nearly 4 million people flew through the airport.
Coalition parties VVD and PvdA are pushing for the alcohol lock for chronic drunk drivers after the hit-and-run accident that left a one month old baby dead in Lutten last week.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environment) has announced the design plan for Zuidasdok, which includes widening the underground of the A10 and modernizing the Amsterdam Zuid station.
Unpopular measures would be needed to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in traffic, suggests a new study published today by the Road Safety Research Foundation (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid). The measures include compulsory helmet requirements for children and the elderly, as well as moped riders. Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen does not see this happening.