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  • Amsterdam Amsterdam Kyle Sirignano, Kerry Mattie, Caleb Roche, Patrick McNamara
  • Challenges • Amsterdam is below sea level. • Drainage, plodders, and dykes are required to make land prior to any construction. • Dykes need to be watched for 5 years before construction can begin. • Land is hard to come by so buildings tend to be densely clustered. Solutions • The city and local government handles a lot. – Constructing and maintaining residential buildings. – Managing building permits for residential and commercial purposes. – Designing, maintaining, and governing the spatial environment.
  • Environmental and Building Department View slide
  • ‘Made-to-measure mobility’: opting for low traffic levels within the Ring A10 • Limit cars impact in order to preserve livability and accessibility within the city. • Improving public transport and cycling facilities, providing park and ride facilities, and boosting car sharing. • PTA (personal travel assistant) View slide
  • PTA
  • The bicycle as the key mode of transport • Over the last 30 years, the municipal authority of Amsterdam has worked hard on encouraging cycling. – Bike lanes and bike paths. – Pedestrian and bicycle friendly roads. – Extensive bicycle network.
  • Bicycle Network of Amsterdam
  • lectrical Transport • • • • Good for economy Improved air quality Reduced CO2 emissions To achieve this by using small scale, decentralized energy production. (windmills, geothermal, and solar) • 2015: 10,000 electric vehicles – 5% emission free miles • 2020: 40,000 electric vehicles – 20% emission free mile • 2040: 200,000 vehicles – 100% emissions free miles
  • North/South Metro Line • A very challenging and controversial project that has tested the innovation of engineers in Amsterdam. • 16 min journey with 4 min interval at peak hours. • It will form an important transport artery through the central districts to connect suburbs north of the River Ij, currently served by frequent ferries, with the Amsterdam Zuid (south) transport interchange.
  • Department of Infrastructure Transport (DIVV) • Organization responsible for infrastructure and traffic management • Designs, develops, maintains and improves the entire traffic infrastructure of Amsterdam • Works closely with other departments, boroughs, the metropolitan region, the State, and with companies, interest groups, residents, contractors, engineering firms, and transport companies to ensure the accessibility of Amsterdam
  • DIVV Departments Finance, Control, & Audit Management Strategy Commissioning Material Service Policies & Expertise Projects Park Buildings Management & Maintenance Traffic CHAIN Personnel & Organization Administrative & Legal Affairs Communication Purchase Information, Services & Support • Policies & Expertise o Monitor, research, and forecast development of traffic and transport • Projects o Implements infrastructure projects within frameworks and municipal policy • Traffic o Ensures the city remains accessible, livable, and safe
  • Smart Traffic Management The city and national governments cooperate to manage traffic flow in Amsterdam. Information from both parties can be viewed simultaneously. In the future they hope to incorporate GPS to help traffic flow in the whole region. October 28th 5:31pm
  • Car Sharing Vehicle owners and those who don’t own vehicles can now use “WeGo” to find one another, and vehicle owners can rent their cars to non-vehicle owners in their neighborhoods. Companies are also using this technology for the sharing of company cars. Oct 28 5:37pm
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM ORGANISATION CHART Regional Administration:(RO A) Central administration Amsterdam City Council Gemeentevervoerbed rijf Amsterdam(GVBA) Dutch Railways (NS) Local Train Connexxion Regional bus  LEGEND: Public administrations Public transport authorities Operating companies Modes of transport GVBA Metro Tram Bus Ferry
  • Amsterdam Regional Council, or ROA, manages the regional coordination of the transportation systems of 16 municipalities, including Amsterdam. It manages the regional bus service and oversees the income for the metro, tram, bus and ferry systems which are managed day to day by the GBVA. The rail system is managed by the national government. They also work with dIVV to develop plans for infrastructure development The Amsterdam Regional Council and the GBVA coordinate together to manage the transportation systems in the city through a contract that is renewed every year. In the contract the GBV is directed on the number of service hours for each mode of transport during the contract year, they are allowed a 10% leeway to allocate hours from one mode to another. If the GBV wishes to move a stop location, it must be presented to and approved by the ROA. Interestingly in light of the recent metro north problems, if there is a problem with equipment that will cause a delay longer than two hours, that equipment must be replaced by GBV.
  • “Sustainable Safety” • Guidelines for Road Design/Use – Functionality – Homogeneity – Predictability – Forgivingness – State Awareness
  • Land Use
  • Conclusion • Amsterdam poses many challenges to planners and designers. • Amsterdam is a progressive city that is planning towards livability, accessibility, and sustainability for its residents.
  • Work Cited • • • • Works Cited"Amsterdam, a Model of City Planning." Amsterdam, a Model of City Planning. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2013. <>. "Amsterdam Electric." N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <>. "Dutch Devise Subway for Amsterdam -" Dutch Devise Subway for Amsterdam N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <>. "Winning Back Trust in Amsterdam Metro - TunnelTalk." RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <>.
  • Questions?