Easing traffic congestion through employer-initiated efforts
Utrecht in the Central part of The Netherlands is home to many businesses and the region has the traffic congestion to match. It is estimated 30 percent of traffic jams in the country take place on the roads of this region. The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and regional partners defined measures that can increase kilometres of passenger rail by 5 percent and reduce congestion by 20 to 30 percent in the next year.
Employers in the Utrecht area have created a network through which they are sharing best practices for mobility management. Some successful efforts already being employed include the following.
New measures are being developed all the time. The project for Utrecht is part of a larger program launched by the national government to reduce congestion at the country’s busiest points on the road, railways and water. The program is unique because it encourages cooperation between the national government, regional government and businesses.
Mobycon is working to develop creative solutions working in between the government and private employers in the region of Utrecht.