Best prac­tice: Amsterdam

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Amsterdam has some of the best-in­te­grated pub­lic trans­port op­tions in the world. The air­port is com­bined with a train sta­tion of­fer­ing both na­tional and in­ter­na­tional con­nec­tions. The city’s traf­fic and trans­port pol­icy is specif­i­cally de­signed to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity and qual­ity of life, with 16 tram­lines, four metro lines and an­other new line and ex­tended loop around the city cur­rently un­der­way. All un­nec­es­sary car-based traf­fic is re­stricted by plan­ning de­ci­sions, park­ing fees and ac­cess re­stric­tions, while bi­cy­cle use is pro­moted for all dis­tances less than 10 km. There are about 700,000 bi­cy­cles in the city and cy­cling ac­counts for 38% of all jour­neys.

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