Last Saturday, January 14, a bicycle demonstration was held by the Fietsersbond Amsterdam and the Bicycle Museum, called ‘Sprong over the IJ’. Despite the fact that Amsterdam-Noord continues to grow and the ferries are overcrowded, the plans to build a bridge over the IJ on the pushed for a long time. In 2050, Amsterdam-Noord is expected to grow by 43 thousand inhabitants. Read more about the bicycle demonstration in this blog site. Amsterdam shifts goals to get budget round As early as 2018, the idea was to build a bridge over IJ. Transport minister Melanie Schultz managed to put a stop to this. As a result, the Java Bridge was put on the back burner. At the moment it is the municipality of Amsterdam itself that is blocking the Java bridge. The 135 million euros needed for the Java bridge was again held back at the start of October in order to achieve other goals. During the bicycle demonstration, the municipality was called upon to do something about making a budget plan available for the ‘Sprong over the IJ’. Together with the company of about 50 demonstrators, a bicycle tour was made at 2.30 pm from the Stadsloket in Amsterdam north to the Stopera. The petition to realize the Java bridge was handed over to the alderman for traffic, Melanie van der Horst. Cyclist as loser According to the Amsterdamse Fietsersbond, the cyclist passing away is the biggest loser. Since 2011, the Fietsersbond has been committed to building the bridge. This while the ferries in Amsterdam North are overcrowded. According to calculations, the new Java bridge would immediately become one of the busiest bicycle connections. Favorite city bike This minute’s favorite city bike is the Pegasus Lucca 3 NL 2023: a very nice city bike and ideal for daily rides. Who knows, you may soon be able to cross the Ij by bicycle with this favourite. The Pegasus has 3 gears from the Shimano Nexus brand, hand brakes and a luggage carrier with quick release straps. You can easily take a load with you on this number 1 city bike. Want to know more about this city bike? source
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