Cars are welcome in Rotterdam. So goes the old motto used to attract residents, shoppers and businesses to the City. This may no longer be true, but the signs of its influence can be seen everywhere you look – whether it is the busy multi-lane streets, the numerous parking garages or the relative easy of passing from one quarter of downtown to the next. This photo shows the sight that welcome motorists once the emerge from the Maas Tunnel, a main portal from the southern half of the City into the Center. It is an ESSO welcoming mat with fueling stations offered on either side.