Residents around Sloterweg in Amsterdam Nieuw Sloten are once again not happy with the municipality. After it became known that cars will be banned from the Sloterweg, it turns out that the residents are not getting any exemptions. Due to the hassle surrounding the exemptions, the project is also delayed. “Especially after so many years, it is a disappointment that the project has been integrated again,” says Atze Broeckmans of the Sloterweg residents’ committee.
The Sloterweg would be closed to through traffic in the first quarter of 2023, but that will be the second quarter at the same time. That appears from a short of alderman Melanie van der Horst (Traffic). According to her, the method of digitally burying and checking exemptions is ‘unfortunately delayed throughout the municipality’. The method is not yet fully developed, not operational and cannot be managed. Van der Horst cannot yet say when residents and entrepreneurs will receive the promised exemptions.
“It really is a certificate of inability of the municipality,” says Atze Broeckmans of the Sloterweg residents’ committee. Most residents die AT 5 O’CLOCK speaks sighs deeply as they hear the news. “Those are the tricks of the municipality, hey, promise but do nothing,” said a disappointed resident.
“It just had to happen as soon as possible and we don’t understand why it hasn’t happened yet,” says a concerned resident of the street. But not all residents are in sackcloth and ashes. “It doesn’t really matter to me,” says a resident on his way home.
Broeckmans is clear: “The alderman must take action and persevere. Many have preceded her and have not succeeded, but we have now been ready for a good measure on the Sloterweg for so many years.”