Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area have various challenges in the field of sustainable and smart mobility. Traffic is increasing and so is the pressure on the city's infrastructure. By shifting part of the (construction- and waste-related) road traffic to the water, we can reduce the number of traffic movements on the road. In a joint session with TNO we will explore two Amsterdam examples on this topic:

  • Project Amsterdam Vaart! - a consortium consisting of the City of Amsterdam, the Port of Amsterdam, Waternet and TNO - will tell more about how various construction projects have been transporting their materials by water since 2018 and this number is still on the rise. Amsterdam Vaart! has already achieved a reduction of 10,000 inner-city road kilometers and a considerable CO2 reduction. These insights lead to adjustments of municipal policy and the way of working. Session hosted by Jessica van Rijn (TNO).

  • The Roboat project - a collaboration between AMS Institute and MIT - looks at how autonomous boats can relieve Amsterdam's city center of congestion and (heavy) transport movements over the vulnerable quays. The Roboat project works on the design and autonomy of the boat itself, and researches the applications in which Roboat offers added value for the city. Think of waste collection in the city center, construction logistics and passenger transport. Session hosted by Ynse Deinema (AMS Institute).

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