Best practice: Amsterdam
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.