Complaints from inhabitants are mostly about busy traffic. Another much heard complaint is that public spaces are not properly maintained.
The Noord district is divided from the rest of the city by 'het IJ', a large river just behind Central Station. This river can be crossed by ferryboat (free) or through several tunnels like the IJ-tunnel, the Coentunnel and the Zeeburgertunnel. Trams and metro's do not exist in Noord, but they do have busses. In general parking is free. Sometimes a time limit applies.