Raamweg road works: extra P+R and bicycles
- 13 March 2017
- 06 April 2017
Starting 26 March the Municipality of The Hague will be carrying out major maintenance work on the important arterial road Raamweg-Koningskade. Much of the Raamweg will be closed for a 2-month period. There will also be other road closures, including the Koningskade.
The Municipality of The Hague will create a temporary Park + Ride facility by the Forepark Randstadrail station. This is meant to relieve some of the traffic congestion in the centre of The Hague during the scheduled road works project for the Raamweg, Koningskade and Zuid-Hollandlaan. Commuters can park their car there for free and travel on to the city using public transportation.
The P+R with 100 spots is located on the Rhône next to Motorhuis Forepark and will be open from 26 March to 24 June. If the P+R is a success, it could be expanded. There will be a campaign to make the public better aware of the existing P+Rs in Zoetermeer-Oost (free), Zoetermeer (free) and Hoornwijck (€ 5 per day).
Because the work on the Raamweg-Koningskade will have a huge impact on the flow of traffic in The Hague, people are asked to use public transportation as much as possible. For example, thousands of one-time HTM tickets (probeerkaartjes) are being made available to participating small and medium-sized companies which register with the municipality in order to get staff members to try to use the bus or tram.
The municipality has also arranged with the NS to make extra yellow and blue rental bikes (OV-fietsen) available at The Hague’s Central Station during the 13-week road works project. Hundreds of green and yellow city bikes will be available at the train station for small and medium-sized companies from the end of March to September. Cyclists will be able to bike along the work site and will face only minimum disruption from the work.
More information about the project, the planning and the traffic diversions can be found at