Datum 30 april 2020

Connekt has taken the initiative and is mobilizing its network to draw up, for the Ministry of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management, a roadmap for a Smart Restart: How will we restart mobility during and after the coronavirus measures? We are therefore asking our members to take part in an online brainstorming session on Thursday, April 30 to gather ideas for this roadmap.

Register using the form at the bottom of this page to guarantee your participation in the Smart Restart Online Brainstorm.


Since more of us have been working from home more often as a result of the coronavirus measures traffic jams have disappeared and our air is cleaner than it has been for a long time. How wonderful it would be if we could manage to hold on to the positives that come out of this major crisis. Working from home a little more has a positive impact on congestion on our road network. As we are no longer faced with traffic jams, the obvious conclusion is that there is no need to expand capacity. This money (if we still have it) can instead be invested in road maintenance and smart systems.

Over time the government will relax its measures again. We know from past experience that we quickly fall back into our old routines. What a shame that would be. How can we ensure that does not happen? We now have an opportunity to decide, together, on the approach we want to take. Which measures are socially sustainable to steer people in the right direction and how can we make behavioral change permanent?

We have tackled this crisis by taking an increasing number of measures and can adopt the same approach for our restart.

Together, within the Connekt network, we have the vision, expertise and solutions needed to outline an appealing vision of mobility that serves the individual traveler and our society in both the short and long term. As a network we cannot stay on the sidelines when it comes to addressing this challenge. In times of crisis urgency and cooperation are all the more important. That is why Connekt is taking the initiative in working towards a Smart Restart on the basis of collaboration between public and private actors.


Smart Restart Online Brainstorm
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. followed by ‘drinks’
Location: online

It has become something of a tradition for us to round off our meetings with drinks at the end of the day. We will be continuing this tradition at the end of our virtual meetings too. When you register we will ask you to provide your address, so that we can send you a package in preparation for the session and the ‘drinks’. This will also include the instructions for taking part.

Please therefore register by no later than Monday, April 27.