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Babboe

Babboe must stop selling its cargo bikes

According to the NVWA, Babboe failed to adequately investigate the causes of these defects and the company failed to take the necessary measures to prevent further incidents. RTL Nieuws recently published a study about the structural…

Will you be the king's new coachman?

Will you be the king's new coachman?

Do you enjoy training and caring for horses? Then read on! In a unique look behind the royal scenes, the Royal Household Service offers a special career opportunity for horse lovers. We are looking for an enthusiastic…

Carnival

If you don't have a BOB, use the extra buses and trains during carnival

Everyone knows that alcohol and traffic don't go together. Traveling festively? You can get there during the carnival days, but first check out the local adjustments. The carnival weekend is just around the corner, and like every year, this festive event brings some important changes…

Photo: Frank Oostdam - ANVR

Taxi drivers will soon be able to speak Dutch fluently now that the deadline has been postponed

In the past week it was announced that Frank Oostdam is packing his suitcases, while the railways are putting early bookers on the right track. Under the leadership of Minister Lydia Peeters, a decision was made that has a direct impact on taxi drivers in Flanders. The…

Bertho Eckhardt

Chairman Bertho Eckhardt emphasizes the importance of 'connected' mobility

KNV Connected Mobility plays a crucial role in the transition to a future of mobility that is both sustainable and technologically advanced, while also taking into account the needs and expectations of the modern traveler. The annual New Year's reception of the…

Melanie van der Horst

Councilor van der Horst speaks at KNV meeting about urban mobility

Councilor Melanie van der Horst's speech at the KNV meeting provided a glimpse of the complexity and direction Amsterdam is taking. The annual meeting of the Royal Dutch Carriers (KNV) in The Hague, a moment…

State Secretary Heijnen highlights obstacles in sustainable mobility

State Secretary Heijnen highlights obstacles in sustainable mobility

The Netherlands is committed to sustainable mobility with a focus on electric driving, but State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen underlines challenges. In the plenary debate, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Vivianne Heijnen, spoke about the crucial role of the mobility sector in the fight against climate change.…

FNV supports the proposal to reform regional transport

FNV supports the proposal to reform regional transport

The trade union FNV emphasizes that the current public transport system in the Netherlands is plagued by an incessant drive for efficiency and cost savings. Trade union FNV has expressed its support for an initiative bill from PvdA/GroenLinks, which aims to give provinces the opportunity...

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

According to Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, and Ann Schoubs, director general of De Lijn, 89% of the network has now been adapted to the principles of this new vision. The Flemish transport company De Lijn has recently implemented a change in its network,…

mobility

Coalition advocates smarter mobility and accessible Netherlands

Important destinations such as schools, hospitals, work and supermarkets are increasingly difficult to reach by public transport, bicycle or on foot. At a time when the Netherlands is confronted with increasing challenges in mobility and accessibility, a striking coalition of civil society organizations…

CES 2024 outlines the way forward for urban transportation

CES 2024 outlines the way forward for urban transportation

The exhibition floor was filled with the latest developments in the field of autonomous vehicles. A breeding ground for the latest technological innovations, the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has put the future of mobility in the spotlight this year. From AI-powered…

Scooter pioneer Bird starts voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Scooter pioneer Bird starts voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

This move is part of a comprehensive restructuring plan, supported by the company's first and second tier lenders. Just five years after Bird, the pioneer of electric scooter sharing, achieved the prestigious status of 'unicorn' with a rating of…

Nicolas Lopez Appelgren appointed as CEO of Lynk & Co in Europe

Nicolas Lopez Appelgren appointed as CEO of Lynk & Co in Europe

He played an important role in expanding Volvo's market position in Europe and North and South America. Lynk & Co, the global premium mobility brand, announces that Alain Visser has agreed to step down as CEO of Lynk & Co…

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

We receive mobility advice that no longer fits in with society. This is stated by Karin van den Berg-Hulshoff, Business Owner of LMe Solutions. According to her, this is due to the homogeneity of the automotive industry, which for too long has focused on big brands...

The Ghent Winter Festivities take a new step in sustainability

The Ghent Winter Festivities take a new step in sustainability

The organization, the City of Ghent and De Lijn do everything they can to keep the accessibility of the Ghent winter festivals as optimal as possible. Ghent welcomes everyone to the annual Winter Festivities, with a strong emphasis on sustainability this time. The organisation…

No extra late trains for Madonna's concertgoers

No extra late trains for Madonna's concertgoers

Madonna's performance in the Ziggo Dome caused some unrest among concertgoers. Concert organizer Mojo warned visitors in advance about a possible late end time for the show. This was because Madonna herself decides what time she enters the stage. This is how it started…

Scootmobiel looks for a step and Uslu from the courtyard to Corendon

Scootmobiel looks for a step and Uslu from the courtyard to Corendon

The article “Taxi policy and VVR code often clashes with reality” highlights the challenges in taxi transport for people with a physical disability, in particular those dependent on mobility scooters. The problems surrounding taxi transport of people with a physical...

Deutschlandticket crisis: call for urgent action

Deutschlandticket crisis: call for urgent action

The first rate adjustments could be implemented as early as 2024. The future of the Deutschlandticket, a symbol of mobility in Germany, hangs in the balance. Martin Klein, the General Manager of the District Council of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), is sounding the alarm and…

More attention to how taxi regulations can limit mobility

More attention to how taxi regulations can limit mobility

With approximately half a million mobility scooters in the Netherlands and a growing aging population, this issue is not only urgent, but also growing. Safety regulations in taxi transport in the Netherlands form an invisible barrier for mobility scooter users. According to current regulations, supported…

The rise of the e-bike: a new trend in Dutch mobility

The rise of the e-bike: a new trend in Dutch mobility

The growth in popularity of the e-bike also brings new challenges. The Dutch remain avid cyclists, with more than 28% of all trips in the country made by bicycle. This constant commitment to cycling reflects the…

Belgian railway unions stand firm with 48-hour strike

Belgian railway unions stand firm with 48-hour strike

The recent political shift in the Netherlands, with the PVV as the largest party, brings new perspectives in the field of mobility. While Paris struggles with a mobility dilemma for the Olympic Games and Mayor Hidalgo faces criticism over traffic plans, Wondelgem remains in the…

PVV

Vroommm, the political cards for our mobility are being shuffled

The Netherlands turns right. We will drive 140 km/h and there will be no cuts in the construction of new roads. This 'monster victory', as various media describe it, marks an important shift in Dutch politics. Now Geert Wilders' PVV…

It is up to the voters to decide which turn in mobility we take

It is up to the voters to decide which turn in mobility we take

The future of our mobility is on your ballot. The elections determine the course of Dutch traffic and transport. In the spotlight of Dutch politics are the elections, a crucial moment in which the future of the country in the…

Hitchhiking, an age-old way of traveling, is making a modern comeback

Hitchhiking, an age-old way of traveling, is making a modern comeback

The phenomenon of 'hitchhiking' is reminiscent of a cardboard sign with a destination on it and a hitchhiker with a thumbs up. There are six F'kes lift columns in the Kempen. On that column you can indicate where you want to go and then…

De Lijn Hoppin is launching a new era for Limburg mobility

De Lijn Hoppin is launching a new era for Limburg mobility

Will Hoppin be the key to more efficient and user-friendly public transport in Limburg? From January 6, 2024, public transport in the Limburg Transport Region will undergo a major change. The implementation of Hoppin, which should be a groundbreaking initiative by the Flemish government,…

Flanders makes conversion to electric vehicles possible

Flanders makes conversion to electric vehicles possible

New regulations make retrofit of combustion engine vehicles to electric propulsion possible in Flanders. Under the leadership of Minister Lydia Peeters of Mobility and Public Works, the decision was made in the Flemish Government for additional promotion of sustainable mobility in Flanders.…

Photo: De Lijn - Iveco

Flanders is accelerating towards emission-free public transport with new e-buses

De Lijn is strengthening sustainable transport with an investment of more than 33 million euros in electric articulated buses. Flanders is making big steps towards a greener future with the latest investment by the Flemish Transport Company De Lijn in electric public transport. In a…

self-driving car

Gilkinet's policy resistance to self-driving cars is a bump in the road

Meanwhile, voices from academia, including Steven Latré of Imec, are calling for pilot projects to further develop self-driving technology.


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Introducing hydrogen technology or child-free escape zones?

Introducing hydrogen technology or child-free escape zones?

A weekly overview full of extremes. The management of VDL Nedcar has indicated that the downsizing is necessary to ensure the continued existence of the factory. At a time when sustainable mobility is becoming increasingly important, both the automotive industry and the aviation sector…

Pioneering transport technology in Helmond awarded Urban C-ITS 2023

Pioneering transport technology in Helmond awarded Urban C-ITS 2023

A European recognition for Helmond's active efforts in the field of smart mobility. The Dutch city of Helmond, a member of the POLIS network, has distinguished itself in the world of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and was recently awarded the…

Royal Dutch Transport launches KNV Connected Mobility

Royal Dutch Transport launches KNV Connected Mobility

With the launch of KNV Connected Mobility, the trade association is proposing a new course. After the farewell of Sonila Metushi and the subsequent silence around the MaaS lab, Royal Dutch Transport (KNV) now presents its new initiative: KNV Connected Mobility. According to the…

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