Amsterdam one of Europe’s greenest capitals
Amsterdam is one of the greenest capital cities in Europe, according to a new report. In a new study, Price comparison website Compare the Market named Amsterdam Europe’s sixth greenest capital city. The site evaluated 25 cities based on 10 factors, including air pollution levels, quality of life and CO2 emissions. Vienna, Bern and Helsinki claimed the top three positions, while Moscow came in last, just below Athens.
Amsterdam’s extensive network of cycle paths, which covers 767 kilometres, was one of the factors which helped it secure a top position in the report. Other contributors included the fact that more than 80% of the city’s residents walk, cycle or use public transport to commute to work, and the relatively low levels of congestion in the city.
Amsterdam’s commitment to protecting the environment
The Amsterdam Area is also home to many sustainable companies which have the potential to help the city improve its future ranking, and its smart mobility sector is constantly innovating. For example, mobility company Etergo offers a non-polluting electric scooter, while Felyx offers an e-scooters sharing scheme in the city. The City of Amsterdam is also aiming to be emission-free by 2025, and recently purchased its first fleet of battery-powered buses for use on its public transport network.
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