Bicycle labels

The municipality will never remove your bicycle without a warning. It will first affix a label stating that the bicycle will be removed unless it is moved to a different spot before a certain date or time.

The amount of time you have to move your bicycle depends on the situation and the spot where the bicycle is standing:

  • A yellow label indicates that your bicycle clearly is no longer operable and is therefore considered a derelict bicycle. You will then have 3 days to first remove it yourself.  
  • A green label indicates that your bicycle is parked illegally in the designated areas. You have 30 minutes to park your bicycle properly.
  • A blue label indicates that your bicycle has been parked longer than 7 days in a row in a bicycle rack or U-shaped bicycle stand in the designated areas. Your bicycle will be considered an orphaned (abandoned) bicycle. If your bicycle has a blue label, you have 2 days to move your bicycle away yourself. If this does not happen, the municipality will remove the bicycle.
  • A purple label indicates that your bicycle has been parked in the public space longer than 28 days in a row. In certain areas designated by the Municipal Executive, bicycles left standing unused and abandoned in the public space longer than 28 days will be removed. Your bicycle will be considered an orphaned (abandoned) bicycle and given a purple notification label. Once it has been determined that the bicycle has been left standing unused for 28 days, a purple pronouncement label will be affixed to the bicycle. You then have 2 days to move the bicycle yourself. If this does not happen, the municipality will remove the bicycle.

Bicycle Depot Haaglanden

All bicycles with a label will be taken to the Bicycle Depot Haaglanden.

Bringing abandoned bikes to the Bicycle Depot Haaglanden.
Bringing abandoned bikes to the Bicycle Depot Haaglanden.

Published: 2 October 2018Modified: 8 October 2018