Throughout the planet there are people who dream of a fairer world and who try to find more sustainable ways of inhabiting the Earth so that future generations can continue to enjoy it.
However, it seems that in Holland many of them have coincided, and they have agreed to achieve some goals that in other parts of the world still look like futuristic dreams.
Holland has long been known for its ambitious projects that from time to time make the whole world stand still in awe. We at Chingum.com believe that all states should take an example from this country. At least in these 7 achievements.
1. This is the only country in the world where there are no stray animals.
Recently it was officially confirmed that there were no abandoned cats and dogs in Holland. The authorities of the country achieved this without causing them absolutely no harm: they gave the animals their own rights and rather seriously punish people who abuse their pets or abandon them.
2. In Holland, bike lanes and motorways with solar panels first appeared.
A project called SolaRoad arose from the joint efforts of the government, private industry and universities. The first part of the track was opened in 2015. Its length is not more than 100 meters, and this is a huge breakthrough in the construction of roads of the future. The idea is that the solar energy produced by the road is used to illuminate the streets, recharge mechanical and electric vehicles.
3. Charging stations for electric vehicles cost every 50 meters.
One of the biggest strengths of Holland is sustainable mobility. Therefore, in attempts to completely abandon automotive fuel, the authorities of the country installed power stations everywhere, which are vital for citizens using new generation cars.
4. In Holland there is a city in which nobody uses cars.
Dutch town Houten was recognized as the safest place in the world. In the early 1980s, 4,000 residents of the city made a strategic decision - to stimulate the use of bicycle transport by citizens, gradually weaning them to drive the car for any reason. So quietly, almost all residents of the town cycling became a habit.
5. The authorities of the country impose a gradual ban on the use of fuel cars.
In just 9 years, by 2025, the Dutch government plans to completely ban diesel and gasoline cars in the country. In addition, in the Netherlands, the tax on personal vehicles on alternative sources of fuel was abolished, as a result of which these cars became cheaper by 15,000 euros.
6. In the country due to the lack of prisoners are closed prisons
In Holland, careful work has been carried out for a long time to reduce the level of crime, which brings successful results to the state. Since 2009, due to the lack of prisoners in the Netherlands, 19 prisons have been closed. According to the latest data, there are only 163 criminals per 100,000 people in the country, which is half the figures of Brazil.
7. In Holland there are ecodis - special bridges for animals living in the forest.
Another of the primary tasks of the Dutch authorities is the protection of wild animals. In order for animals to cross the motorways without endangering their own lives, several special bridges were built in the country that allow forest dwellers to move safely from one part of the forest to another.