There should be direct express buses running to large companies and educational institutions in the Eindhoven region.
Fourteen organisations in the Brainport region are of this opinion. Together they have agreed to investigate this. Other measures must also be taken to improve the accessibility of the region. Several groups have signed the agreements.
These include Brainport Development, ASML, DAF Trucks, and the Southern Netherlands Waterboard. The VDL Group, Máxima Medical Centre, the Fontys Highschools also signed. As did the Provincial Council, and the Municipalities of Eindhoven and Helmond, among others.
The organisations emphasise that the high-tech region is growing and that this only increases the pressure on traffic. They believe the use of bicycles and public transport should be stimulated even more. But it also means there has to be better accessibility in the region. According to the organisations, one of the possibilities is to have a direct bus line to work and to school.
Park and ride network needed
“A network of hubs is needed in cities and along the route. People can park and get on board. One of the condition should be that the buses are allowed to drive over existing emergency lanes and bus lanes to avoid traffic jams,’ writes the Province.
The organisations will work closely together in the coming period to draw up a plan of action. This should be completed in March 2020.
Translated by Chaitali Sengupta, who gives Dutch Inburgering classes. Find more info on https://www.facebook.com/OnpointCC/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Editor: Melinda Walraven