Amsterdam Bans Beer Bikes In Its City Centre

A Dutch district court called the mechanism “a complete annoyance.”

In Amsterdam, few days back marks not only the starting of a new month, but also marked as the first and important day of beer bike-free town. Two days back, bachelor parties, tourists, and unexpectedly boisterous locals will no longer be permitted to ride the once-omnipresent beer bikes in the region of the Dutch capital’s town center, prominent a remarkable blow for those who like to get drunk, travel around, and drive a moving motor vehicle all at the same time.

Amsterdam Bans Beer Bikes In Its City Centre

The bikes, in the vicinity called as bierfiets, were founded in the Netherlands in the year 1997 and attribute a several wheeled bar enclosed by bike seats (it also consist of steering wheel at the front of the motor vehicle that should be operated by a normal passenger). In the following 20 years, they have spread globally around the world, and at the same time becoming a go-to form of amusement for bachelorette and bachelor parties and other tourist groupings.

Preceding year, several locals reportedly has signed an appeal asking for the town committee to ban the “appalling event” of beer bikes, endorsing the Amsterdam constituency Court to say “the beer cycle may be forbidden from the town centre to stop it from being an annoyance,” as reported by the BBC. The law was passed few days back, when judges actually decided to put a full stop to the shouting, open drunkenness, and public urination manifestly caused beer by the bikes, the outlaw—aka the “bierfietsverbod”—went into complete effect.

According to the BBC, the court ruling has stated that the beer bikes is a “public order setback” and continues, “The mixture of traffic disturbances, anti-social actions and the busy town centre justifies an outlaw.” The channel of the bierfietsverbod is certainly linked to town official’s efforts to cut down on over visiting the attractions. Last year, Amsterdam has started observing on Airbnb renters, banned the building of new hotels and tourist-centered malls in the town center, and also has increased taxes on many hotel rooms; this is an attempt to reduce the off-putting impact of group tourism.