80% of Amsterdam’s streets set to switch from 50 km/h to 30 km/h zones from December 8th.
To help ease the transition to the lower speed limit, the city rolled out an information campaign in the affected streets during the time leading up to the change. Temporary road sign stickers reading “December 8, 30 km/h here” have been in place, allowing drivers to become accustomed to the revised speed limit in good time.
In addition to the speed limit change, local government is also implementing changes to traffic lanes. Special public transport lanes have been created, which are physically segregated from general traffic lanes, and where the speed limit will remain at 50 km/h.
The introduction of the 30 km/h zones is intended to increase road safety and reduce traffic noise.
The city has also published information about the changes and a map of the streets affected on its website here.