The adaptation of the roundabout in Lijnden, near Nieuw-West and the A9, has been shelved. According to motorists, there is a daily traffic jam at the roundabout. The situation will certainly remain the same for another four years and the fear is that it will become much busier.
The roundabout is on the ground of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. But because many Amsterdammers and employees of Amsterdam companies take this route, the municipality of Amsterdam would set aside money for it. Piet Boon of residents’ group GoedBeterWest! saw in a municipal document that this was no longer the case for the time being.
A words filmed by the Nieuw-West district that the amount has been “shifted” for the roundabout. According to him, the roundabout will probably be tackled in 2025. The change preparation is the change preparation and the change plans that must be aligned with the changed mobility plans.
Boon is concerned about the situation, partly because the Sloterweg will probably soon will be closed to non-residents. “We understand that Sloterweg has to be improved. But then there will be an alternative. Then this roundabout has to be improved. Then something has to be done on the main roads.”
Boon hopes that it will be realized that traffic in Lijnden and Nieuw-West can continue. He says he is often told by politicians that Amsterdammers should use the bicycle and public transport instead of the car.
“But that is not the alternative for a district such as Nieuw-West, but also North or Southeast,” says Boon. This is where the residential areas have been placed where employment is not nearby. There must be room for the car. There must be room for the car.
A spokesperson for Alderman Egbert de Vries (Traffic) says that research shows that the goods of the Sloterweg have sufficient capacity for the extra traffic. “With the help of Knips, road safety and quality of life are improved,” said one said. “After implementation of the measures, monitoring will be carried out to see if both of these have effects in Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer on road safety and through flow.”
Tomorrow Boon will draw attention to the traffic situation in the district during a committee meeting