Apply for the eleventh edition of Low Car Diet

The biggest mobility contest of the Netherlands will start again next year

14th of September until the 10th of October

The tenth edition of the sustainable initiative Low Car Diet started officially on the tenth of September. Almost 3000 employees in 18 companies excepted the challenge to leave the car at home and to pick a more sustainable way of transport for a month. Together, we saved 51 tons of CO2 in just one month time. This equals a reduction of 39%. And of course, next year we want to do this again, but even bigger and better. 

If your company is participating, during the period of the 24th of August until the 11th of September 2020 an activation team will visit your company. They will try to register as many people as possible. Then, on the 14th of September the Low Car Diet will start. For the next four weeks everyone will try to travel as sustainable as possible. On the 10th of October, the Day of Sustainability, the measurements will be stopped and it is up to us to make the calculations. And then, on the 15th of October 2020, a closing event will be organised. During this day the winners will be announced and they will receive their prices.

If your company registers and pays before the 16th of December 2019 they will pay the Early bird rates: for €5000,- up to 500 employees will receive access to the Fynch app, that will register all the trips*. One activation team will visit your location, trying to reach as many people as possible. And on top of that, an invitation for two people to join the Closing Dinner will be send.

So, last year the participants saved over 51 tons of CO2. This year the goal will be to double this number, saving a 100 tons of CO2. Will you join us and help to reach this goal? 

You can find more more information about the Low Car Diet here? Or contact us.

* When there are more than 500 participants within your company, there will be an extra fee of €10,- per person ** An extra activation team will kost €500,- ex. BTW. 

Onze deelnemers

a.s.r.  verzekeringenalfa-collegeArcadisFlight ForumGemeente AalsmeerGemeente AmstelveenGemeente AmsterdamHogeschool UtrechtProvincie FlevolandMeierijstadRijkswaterstaatRoyal HaskoningStedin GroepStruktonUMC UtrechtUMCGUnileverUniversiteit UtrechtVivat
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for today is too poor to cycle for 75 minutes to work and back home. Therefore, I drove my car during rush hour this morning. I realise now how relaxed it is to ride my bike to work instead of taking the car\!
Ellen Versteegh - Center Parcs

Travelling by public transport and bicycle is alright; I have to watch out that I don’t become a public transport addict ;-) Good luck with this campaign!
Deelnemer JanDirk Buining - Arcadis

Wonderful low car diet. Carpooled with a colleague to work and returned home by train!
Jeffrey Smit - Strukton

What a fantastic initiative this is! I haven’t earned that many points yet, but I do travel a lot more by bike in my free time now than I did before! Today I even bought a bike bag so that I can ride my bike from now on for all my local shopping that I normally do by car. I am completely happy with this solution for the following reasons: I don’t buy too much, and I pay attention to convenient and environmentally friendly packaging. Therefore, I have less waste, I only buy what I need and am back home quicker!! Excellent! 
Mariette van Grinsven - Center Parcs

I avoid the long commute 2 days a week by spending the night near one of the offices where I work (Deventer and Capelle a/d IJssel). By doing so, I ‘save’ 480 km a week, or more than 8,000 km a year.
Martin Doeswijk - Tauw

It’s nice to see if you can carpool with your colleagues. Taking public transport to our parks is practically impossible or it takes at least twice as long. I cycled to work today for the first time (2 hours on a racing bike), which made my backside very sore. However, it makes me feel like we are trying to accomplish something together, being healthy, doing something good for the environment, spending less money, enjoying good conversation while carpooling and, in particular, enjoying nature!
Niels van de Ven - CenterParcs

Travelling by train to Tilburg from Den Bosch. Usually take the car. The Low Car Diet tastes great.
Simon Schoonen - Enexis

By lending my car to someone else, I am not tempted to take my car to work. And to be honest ... after 3 weeks of travelling 4-5 days a week by speed-pedelec through the gorgeous countryside of the Drentse Aa, I don’t want to go back to taking the car! More colleagues should realise that. In other words: get out of the car and get on your bike (e-bike or speed-pedelec)! You should definitely do it if you are in the countryside.
Ugo Leever - Provincie Drenthe


About Low Car Diet

The objective of Low Car Diet is to instil sustainable travel habits. Therefore, we would like to encourage you and your colleagues to travel by a different mode of transport during the competition. That’s how you will discover what your ideal travel behaviour is.

Would you like to learn more about the Low Car Diet and would you like to know what the next steps are once you have registered as a participant for the upcoming edition? Find out by clicking on the buttons below.  

More information   Trial offers   Our mission

265 companies

accepted the challenge to travel differently and experienced along with their employees that mobility can be cleaner, cheaper and healthier.

10.000 participants

enthusiastically participated in the Low Car Diet and travelled as sustainable as possible for 30 days.

40% fewer kilometres travelled by car

Participants drive approximately 40% fewer kilometres during the Low Car Diet. This results in fewer parking problems, lower costs, reduced CO2 emissions, and healthier employees.

50% reduction in CO2 emissions

Companies reduce their CO2 emissions by 40-50% on average by using cleaner and different modes of transport and by travelling less.

20% decrease in costs

During the Low Car Diet, participants spend 20-30% less on travel due to lower fuel usage and fewer private car expense claims.

More exercise

Vitality increases during the Low Car Diet due to cycling and walking more. Depending on the weather, participants are cycling twice as often as before.

Low Car Diet in the news

Artikel in Metro 'Minder CO2-uitstoot? Ga op autodieet': read here (Dutch)

Article Telegraaf 'Different travel behaviour reduces traffic': read here (Dutch) 

Radio 1 interview with Stientje van Veldhoven about the Low Car Diet: listen here (Dutch)

Dutch Central Planning Office (CPB) report on long-term effects of LCD: read here (Dutch)

Artikel in Dagblad van het Noorden ''Autodieet' scheelt tonnen aan CO2-uitstoot': read here (Dutch)

Artikel in Leeuwarder Courant ''Autodieet' scheelt tonnen aan CO2-uitstoot': read here (Dutch)

Artikel in RTV Utrecht 'Medewerkers UU laten auto vaakst staan en winnen duurzaamheidswedstrijd': read here (Dutch)


Sustainability is a high priority for ABN AMRO and it is a topic we deal with on a daily basis. Making our mobility more sustainable is also an important topic. Habits largely determine how we travel and we don’t often deviate from them. The Low Car Diet is a great way for us to create awareness for how we travel and to allow employees to experience other sustainable travel options.  Our goal at the end of the Low Car Diet is to have 170 true ambassadors for sustainable travel, who will also inspire their colleagues to do the same. 
Antea Group works to promote the conscious use of mobility. The car plays an important role for now. It is important to be conscious of our car use (reduce driving by using Skype instead, and avoid driving by using more public transport) and the (car) kilometers we make. The Low Car Diet fits well with that mindset. Internally we emphasise that this isn’t a No Car Diet, it’s the conscious use of the car that is important.
Antea Group
If you want to convince drivers to use a different mode of transport, it’s important you let them experience the alternatives.
With the LCD, we want to increase everyone’s awareness of using alternative modes of transport instead of the car and to enable our colleagues to experience the benefits. Working in the train with no stress due to being stuck in rush-hour traffic. Enjoying riding your bike, moving your body and being outdoors. It’s important that our colleagues weigh their options and choose the best mode of transport for that day or trip. We want to lead them away from automatically taking the car.
Landal Greenparks
Long-term behavioural change is very difficult, but participants in the Low Car Diet continue to use a different mode of transport to commute to work after having participated in the programme. That is why we believe this campaign is an effective manner to reduce our carbon footprint. We have made all the necessary arrangements, such as public transport tickets and low-cost electric leasing, but people still have to want to use those services. We hope the Low Car Diet will show everyone that sustainable travel isn’t difficult, and that it actually has many benefits. We also hope they will then continue to travel the new way once the campaign month has ended!
The Hanzehogeschool is also participating in the Low Car Diet because we stand for a sustainable institute of higher learning, sustainable in terms of mobility and sustainable in terms of the health of our employees and students (healthy aging). In addition, we will be giving up a lot of parking space due to construction activities. We expect and hope that employees will become aware of their own transport choices and will realise that the car is generally not the best choice.
Tauw works with Sustainable Solutions for a better environment. We also wish to promote this as an organisation. The majority of our CO2 footprint originates from mobility and we want to do something about that. With the Low Car Diet we are evaluating multiple forms of sustainable mobility. We measure and use these experiences to make our mobility policy more sustainable and of higher quality. We want to work together to show others that it is important to consider mobility very soon and to make it sustainable. We also want to show others that it encompasses more than just using public transport or not travelling at all. We want to inspire more people and let them experience all the options available.

Our partners

cargorooConnectbikeDonkey RepublicFelyxFynchGo SharingLeaseplanLevNSUrgenda


We happily work together with (sustainable) suppliers, interested municipalities, government and organizations. 
Please contact us if you have any questions, remarks or want to register. 


Low Car Diet
Stichting De Reisbeweging
Distelweg 451
1031HD Amsterdam
+31 6 384 80 381