The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge Amsterdam has planned over the IJ river, between Java Island and Noord, will open for ships that can't fit beneath it at request, Het Parool reports based on the municipality's plans for the Java Bridge. This means that the estimated 30 thousand cyclists who will use the bridge, will often find it with closed gates, waiting for a ship to pass.
A train hit several pedestrians at a crossing in Nijmegen on Monday morning. Two people were killed, according to the police.
It is currently still unclear what exactly happened - whether this was an accident or a planned action, AD reports. No cars were involved, only the train and several pedestrians, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.
Emergency services are at the scene. Traffic over the S100 is being diverted. The municipality also closed several streets around the scene of the accident.
The Groningen city council decided to make the city center bus-free, in order to give pedestrians and cyclists more space. The asphalt will be replaced with terraces, trees and more seating in the future
Two people were taken to the hospital after an out of control car crashed into a group of celebrants enjoying New Year’s festivities in Den Haag. The 25-year-old driver was arrested after a brethalyzer test showed he was more than six times over the legal alcohol limit, police said.
An analysis of the Foundation of Road Safety Research (SWOV) shows that Amsterdam is the most dangerous city in the Netherlands for cyclists and pedestrians compared to the three other major cities. In the period between 2000 and 2011, the number of cyclists that were seriously injured in the city increased by half.