The Amsterdam faction of the D66 wants to ban scooters with a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour, so-called "snorfietsen" in the Netherlands, completely, D66 councilor in Amsterdam Jan-Bert Vroege said in an interview with Het Parool.
The Amsterdam Mayor and Aldermen submitted a proposal to the city council to ban beer bikes from the city center. Sustainability alderman Abdeluheb Choho also plans to create an environmental zone in the city center banning polluting scooters.
The city of Utrecth decided to move scooters off the bike paths and onto the road starting March next year. This is one of the measures the municipality announced on Thursday to reduce nuisance and pollution caused by scooters and mopeds.
The VVD and PvdA are pressuring Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment to ban scooters and mopeds on bike paths
The police protests for a better collective bargaining agreement has cost the treasury at least 70 million euros in uncollected fines. For nearly eight months, police officers have only been writing fines for serious offenses. The decrease can clearly be seen in fines issued for "souped-up" mopeds and scooters, which is down 75 percent.
A tour of five major insurance companies in the Netherlands has revealed that if you ride a Vespa scooter in Amsterdam, chances are it will be stolen. The scooter brand and the city dubbed “Not a happy marriage”. According to one of the insurers, “95 percent of all Vespa’s in Amsterdam are reported stolen within five years”, reports Parool.
If it is up to the SP, they would completely ban the bike path scooters. With this proposal the SP hopes to solve the scooter problem Amsterdam is struggling with.
According to Parliament Member Fashad, the vehicle is outdated. "In the seventies the snorscooter entered as a motor-assisted bicycle. We now see that many people let their scooter drive faster and therefore might as well by driving a bromscooter."
Scooters can now be taken off the bicycle paths in municipalities, and scooter owners may be obligated to wear helmets. This comes from a letter by minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, who writes Parliament that the rules are being amended to make room for "local customs."
The entire inner city of Amsterdam is set to become a 30 kmph zone, which has been decided in an agreement between D66, GroenLinks and PvdA.
Amsterdam is planning to make wearing helmets compulsory for moped riders.
In early December, four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – requested the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.
Four big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – want the government to ban scooters from bike paths and require bike riders to wear helmets.
The SP wants that tougher actions will be taken against ‘scooter louts’. It must be made possible that Scooters, which drive too fast, can be fined by their number plate. Something which is not possible at this moment.
SP MP Frashad Bashir wil insist on that during a meeting of the House with Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.