The Verkeersonderneming (Governmental traffic institution), one of AKKA’s clients in the Netherlands, wins the Public Award for “Beter Benutten”: a program promoting a more sustainable travel behaviour and reducing peak hours.
Beter Benutten is a program in which region and industry of Netherland take innovative measures to improve accessibility in the busiest regions. On Thursday June 25th 2015, twelve regions delivered the results of the first part of Better Benutten. Inspiring stories, projects and workshops were presented in DeFabrique in Utrecht.
Since April 2015, AKKA is consulting with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the Verkeersonderneming regarding how to engage citizens’ in a process of improving mobility and urban planning.
The Verkeersonderneming’s goal is to make Rotterdam and its surroundings as accessible as possible. This is achieved by a range of interventions from using smart asphalt to engaging employers and employees to make smarter travel choices. The Verkeersonderneming’s was founded in 2008 by Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag and the Rotterdam municipality, the Rotterdam Port Authority, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the Department of Public Works.
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More about the Beter Benutten program can be found here.