Wednesday 28 July 2021

Utrecht commuters paid €4 to avoid jams

Utrecht city council is to pay commuters who avoid the morning rush hour on the A2 €4 a day, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.

Long delays are expected on a stretch of the A2 near the Oudenrijn junction because of roadworks over the next months. This section of the motorway is already a notorious traffic blackspot and ‘we hope to avoid extra jams by doing this,’ project manager Rob Mouris told the paper.
Cameras alongside the motorway will register which cars are eligible for the pay-out, the paper says, but does not explain how they will be selected.
Drivers invited to apply for the jam-avoidance scheme will get €4 for every day they don’t use the A2 and alternative routes between 6am and 10am, the paper said.

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