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The Hague to expedite paving bike paths

Published: 
02 February 2017
Modified: 
02 February 2017

The Hague will expedite the paving of bicycle paths. More than 10 kilometres of brick bicycle paths will be converted to paved paths in 2017 and 2018.

This is more than 60% more than originally planned. Improving the cycle paths and cycling networks is one of the main goals of the Meerjarenprogramma Fiets 2015-2018 (Long-range plan for Bicycles 2015-2018).

The municipality has paved 16 kilometres of brick paths since 2014. The bike paths are being renewed because cycling on paved paths is more comfortable and faster than on brick paths. According to Deputy Mayor Tom de Bruijn, ‘There has been a rise in the number of cyclists each year and The Hague is well on its way to becoming a real cycling city. This is also important because cycling is healthy, inexpensive and easy.’

The municipality still needs to examine where the work will be carried out. Priority will be given to cycle paths which need maintenance and to paths which are part of main cycling routes.

Cycling a priority

The Municipal Executive considers the bicycle one of the cornerstones of sustainable mobility in the city and is making it a priority to construct designated cycle paths and cycle paths paved in red asphalt.

More information about cycling can be found under www.thehague.com/cycling.

Published: 
02 February 2017
Modified: 
02 February 2017