A new app is aiming to reduce congestion on the A2 by helping motorists find alternative routes on other methods of transport.
An initiative of SmartwayZ.NL, the Slimme Reis! app advises motorists to switch to bicycles or public transport, work at home, or travel only after 19:00, in an effort to improve the flow of traffic on the motorway.
The app provides users with personal travel advice based on real-time information. Bonuses for leaving their cars at home, such as bicycle accessories and P+R credit, are also available.
Deputy Minister for Mobility Christophe van der Maat is pleased with the initiative, saying “this service will not solve all traffic jams on the A2, but we want to give the A2 more air”.
The SmartwayZ.NL programme, set to run until 2026, is a partnership between the provinces of Brabant and Limburg, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat, civic organisations and interest groups, and a number of knowledge institutes and private sector specialists.
Translation: Nicola W