Residents of the Netherlands' four largest cities can expect their parking permits to put a real dent in their budget next year. Amsterdam is the only one of the four cities not implementing a major price increase for next year, though the Dutch capital is still most expensive when it comes to parking costs, according to a survey by association Eigen Huis among 53 Dutch municipalities, RTL Nieuws reports.
Amsterdam plans to be the first city in all of Europe to be completely emissions free. The Amsterdam mayor and aldermen released a set of measures on Friday to help achieve their goal of clean, emission-free transport by 2025.
Amsterdam takes extra measures to comply with the European standard for nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in 2015. For example, the municipality will no longer issue parking permits for the most polluting vehicles.