The city streets were laid out some time in the 17th Century, and are often choked by vehicles
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Residents living in the city centre of Groningen can rejoice; from 2022 the entire city centre will be free from buses and lorries, reports the GIC.
The city council has decided to allow some lorries into the city before 11:00 in the morning, so that shops can still receive deliveries, but after then only electric wagons or bike delivery can take place. This comes following a Dutch government decision to allow only electric delivery vehicles in city centres from 2025.
Residents have also been complaining at finding huge lorries parked on pavements and outside the entrances to residential buildings. The city council had hoped that last years ‘environmentally friendly delivery system’ for the city centre would assuage resident’s issues, however this has unfortunately not been the case.
In the next few months the city council will hold several information evenings for business people, where the plans will be explained in further detail. Residents are also welcome at these meetings.