In February 2006 we were given the opportunity to present our plans for the pilot project under the Herengracht for the Traffic and Transport Committee of the Amsterdam city council. Almost all parties were positive about our plans. In March 2006 there was another composition within the college of Amsterdam and the plans were unfortunately off track.
Underground parking will give the canals back to the residents and visitors of the city. Much of the car traffic can take place under water. Since 2006, the city center has been put on the list of cultural heritage. According to some politicians you can not change anything about the cityscape, nothing is less true. They have experienced this in Bruges (Belgium). When the historic city center undergoes a serious improvement, this does not stand in the way of the Unesco rules.