In the Netherlands, red pavement indicates priority of bikes over cars. In 2020, citizens of Amsterdam woke up and realized that red had taken over the street Sarphatistraat, giving more space for the thousands of cyclists that come through here every day. In the bike streets, cars become guests and their max speed is restricted to 30 km/h.
This is framed in the Binnenring project, a biking semicircle route around the city centre expected to be completed by 2026 who also intends to introduce more greenery when possible.
By 2030, Amsterdam wants to achieve a car-free centre and improve the situation for the sometimes-forgotten pedestrians by channelling cyclists.
Who do you think should have priority in our streets?
Photos by: @gemeenteamsterdam