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    Council of State gives green light to environmental zone Utrecht, KNAC disappointed

    The Municipal Executive of Utrecht was allowed to establish an environmental zone for the city center, the station area and the Jaarbeurs site. This is apparent from a decision of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State today (8 February 2017). No appeal is possible against the decision. The Royal Dutch Automobile Club (KNAC) Read more

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    Environmental zone news continues to keep people in Belgium and the Netherlands busy.

    The environmental zone news continues to occupy people's minds and provide a distinction in urban policy. On 1 February, the Flemish equivalent of the Dutch environmental zone – the Low Emission Zone – in Antwerp will be updated. Meanwhile, it was announced in the Netherlands that the College of Mayor and Aldermen of Haarlem does not like an environmental zone Read more

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    6 December important day for KNAC in the fight against the environmental zone

    On Tuesday December 6, the Council of State will hear the appeal that the KNAC has lodged against the decision of the Utrecht District Court in connection with the environmental zone in Utrecht. On January 10, the Utrecht District Court rendered a decision in which it considered a number of objections to be well-founded, but nevertheless decided to Read more

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    The Hague city council does not expand The Hague environmental zone

    The Municipality of The Hague is opposed to an expansion of the environmental zone in The Hague, which has been in force since 2008. The AD published this today. At the moment polluting trucks are banned there. This decision means that old(er) passenger cars, taxis, delivery vans and scooters will remain welcome everywhere in the Residence for the time being. “There is nothing to show that the environmental zone has an effect Read more

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    Subdistrict court ruled in favor of the municipality of Utrecht regarding “Hoogland fine”

    A man from Grootschermer was rightly fined for entering the Utrecht environmental zone in 2015. That has been determined by the subdistrict court. The man had lent his old diesel car to Telegraaf columnist Rob Hoogland, who wanted to denounce the validity of the environmental zone. However, the subdistrict court finds that he Read more

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    Subdistrict court judge reverses Utrecht environmental zone fine

    The Central Netherlands District Court (Utrecht subdistrict) has reversed an environmental zone fine, because the signage around the zone is unclear. These are the signs that indicate that the environmental zone in Utrecht is approaching. The subdistrict court judge notices a lot of ambiguity in the signage. The argument of the Public Prosecutor that this is generally known was rejected by the subdistrict court Read more

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    Upcoming Sunday: Drive through the Netherlands against environmental zones

    Enthusiasts of classic cars will take a ride through the Netherlands against the environmental zones next Sunday. The protest ride starts at 11.00 a.m. at P+R Meijersplein in Rotterdam. The old-timers therefore start in the Port City. This is where the largest environmental zone in the country is located. Then a course is set to and from Utrecht, Amsterdam and Den Read more

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    The Auction: A windfall in Utrecht

    We were near the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and had to eat something to avoid hunger pangs. To find a place for three in a restaurant during dinner time and an apparently busy VSK fair (we look up) turned out to be adventurous. There were bustling stock exchange bungs everywhere and the empty tables were all Read more

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    KNAC is considering moving to the Council of State

    Despite the fact that the Utrecht District Court has ruled that the environmental zone in the center of that city has hardly any effect and the decision-making process around it is shaky, the zone will remain intact for the time being. Reason for the KNAC to think about next steps. “It was indeed a special statement that we made on January 22 Read more

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    Court adheres to environmental zone Utrecht

    The Utrecht Environmental Zone may remain. The administrative court ruled that the Municipal Executive could 'reasonably' set up the zone. The fact that the positive environmental effects of the Environmental Zone may be limited. doesn't change that. That is the outcome of a lawsuit that the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Automobiel Club (KNAC) and the Stop Read more

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