Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020
9. Environment and Planning Act
To modernise, harmonise and simplify current rules on land use planning, environmental protection, construction of buildings, etc. that is the aim of a new Environmental Act in 2021, This Act seeks to integrate these rules into one legal framework. Central government, provinces and municipalities must set up spatial visions, plans and programs with the aim of making our cities and villages more vital. The preparations for this are already in full swing.
The Environmental Act and the environmental visions are drawn up at national, regional and municipal level and provide concrete opportunities for improving the liveability and vitality of cities and villages. The stimulation of cycling and walking can form the foundation for this. We help regional and local governments with the development of their vision, and we bring together an active network of professionals (traffic, space and health) in and between the cities. We provide input for the plans about stimulating active modes such as cycling and walking. And we suggest how to implement projects for cyclists and pedestrians during the elaboration of the environmental vision.
The 9 goals of the Bicycle Agenda 2017-202
- Netherlands as the leading bicycle country
- More room for the bicycle in cities
- Boosting the quality on busy and important regional cycling routes
- Optimise the transition between modes, public transport-bike and car-bike
- Targeted promotion of cycling
- Less cycling accidents
- Less bicycle theft
- Increase knowledge
- Environment and Planning Act