DutchAmsterdam.nl — One third of working Amsterdammers commutes to and from work on a bicycle.
Of the nearly 128.000 people, 120.000 work in the city and 8.000 work outside Amsterdam.
So says a recently published report prepared by O+S, the Department for Research and Statistics — the research facility for the municipality of Amsterdam.
Among the 280.000 people who work in Amsterdam bicycles are the most popular form of transportation: 43 percent bikes to work.
Public transport takes a second place (35%).
Almost a quart of Amsterdammers takes a car to work — particularly those who work in North or Westpoort. North is among the Amsterdam boroughs that are easiest to reach by car. Westpoort — with an area of over 35 square kilometers one of the three largest industrial estates in the Netherlands — is the economic engine of Amsterdam. The approximately 2,200 companies located there employ 10 percent of Amsterdam’s workforce.
In all, bikes account for 40 percent of all traffic movements in Amsterdam — a figure that has contributed to making Amsterdam the most bicycle-friendly city in the world.
1) The Copenhagenize Index, Bicycle-Friendy Cities 2011