Published: 29 September 2023Modified: 29 September 2023
The bicycle parking facility under the Koningin Julianaplein at The Hague’s Central Station will be closed from 1 October 2023 to December 2024. Construction will then begin on 2 buildings with 396 apartments on the Koningin Julianaplein. This will last until the beginning of 2027. The municipality will make sure that people will be able to walk, cycle and drive safely on the Bezuidenhoutseweg during the project. Extra bicycling parking spots will also be created nearby.
A hall will also be built next to the Central Station. You will soon be able to walk through the hall from the Central Station to the Koningin Julianaplein in front of the station. The Koningin Julianaplein will also be fixed up.
The municipality will check on whether the construction work is taking place safely. It will also make sure that the work is done in as pleasant a way possible for residents, businesses and visitors.
Cyclists and cars will be divertedCyclists and cars will be diverted during the project. They will be able to continue to use the downtown-Bezuidenhout route as usual. There will be a small diversion along the construction site. After the diversion the path will lead back to the Bezuidenhoutseweg.
Pedestrians will walk along the Bezuidenhoutseweg following a diversion with a small curve SafetyThe construction site will be fenced off for safety reasons. Once construction starts on the 22nd floor of the apartment buildings, the safety zone within the construction site will be enlarged. This is due to the lifting operations. During this phase of the project there is a greater risk of falling building materials.
Cyclists will be diverted to the main street for 15-minute periods during lifting operations. Cars will have to drive via the Prinsessegracht during these short periods. This work will not take place during rush hour.
Enough bike parking spotsThe bicycle parking facility under the Koningin Julianaplein now has space for 7,000 bicycles. No more than 3,000 bike parking spots are used on busy days. For these 3,000 bicycles there will be space in the bicycle parking facilities on the Rijnstraat, Anna van Buerenstraat and Stichthage while the bicycle parking facility under the Koningin Julianaplein is closed. In total 3,500 extra parking spots will be available.
The municipality will also create 400 extra bike parking spaces on the Zwarteweg. So-called ‘fietsnietjes’(U-shaped bicycle stands) will be placed there. These bike parking spaces are also suitable for wider bicycles (bikes with crates or child seats). The current parking spaces for cars will no longer be available due to the extra bike parking spaces. Disabled people will still have space to park.
You can park your bicycle on the Zwarteweg, Rijnstraat and Anna van Buerenstraat. More informationMore information about bicycle parking spots, diversions and cycle routes can be found on bereikbarestad.denhaag.nl.
Also see: Parking your bike safely in The Hague