Plans to ban older, more polluting delivery vans from the centre of many towns and cities are to be postponed until 2013 at the earliest, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.
The ban was due to be brought in next year.
Environment minister Jacqueline Cramer has scrapped the ban because research shows a number of newer vans are equally – if not more – polluting than older vehicles, the paper says.
Amsterdam city council has also abandoned plans to ban all cars built before 1992 from the area within the A10 ring road. The environmental benefits of the ban would be less than originally thought, transport executive Hans Gerson told the Parool.
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