JUST STREETS in the Netherlands

25th June 2024 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

CRP is pleased to inform you that the Just Streets consortium had a successful site visit to Amsterdam earlier this month. We visited Amsterdam to see street interventions that fostered fairer, safer, more inclusive streets. We visited: 

  • The Rijnbuurt District to explore how to repurpose end-of-life infrastructure to meet residents’ current and future needs. 
  • Frans Halburt Area to see how a new parking garage removed all public street parking, eventually leading to a substantially transformed parking space. 
  • Weesperstratt, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, to learn about how its temporary closure affected traffic, safety and air quality and lessons from the exercise. 

Amsterdam was followed by the three-day Urban Future Conference in Rotterdam, which brought together 2,000 representatives from urban planning, architecture, mobility, energy, real estate, housing, tech, and public administration. We learned how they transformed their cities, including lessons from successes and failures. We also got to share information about Just Streets with them, answering questions and taking on board helpful suggestions. 

We are looking forward to hosting our European partners in London this November.

We are excited to showcase the interventions we are currently working on with our partners, and to continue our collective efforts in shaping the future of our cities.

For more information on the Horizon Europe funded Just Streets project contact CRP Project Manager Sefinat Otaru, sefinatotaru@crossriverpartnership.org.