Amsterdam is marching toward becoming a car-free city. In their latest effort, the city government is trialing a six-week closure of Weesperstraat, the busiest street in the city, to cars. The car lobby is predictably mad about this knip, but is it achieving goals? Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes dives into the project and its controversies.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.