Safer bike paths ,encourage public transport, bikes, and car sharing. Lights should be sold by police, instead of receiving a fine. Discount on trams in The Hague for international students. And so much more.
Mobility forms a vital part of The Hague. Having a good infrastructure in is of crucial importance for the economy and the people that commute daily throughout the city. Having an efficient public transport network such as an extension of the tram and bus network will make it easier for the public to move. Therefore, the Municipality should make sure that the people of The Hague can commute easily in the city – not only during the day but also at night.
It is no secret to anyone that biking is flexible, affordable and sustainable. We must encourage biking in The Hague by making it easier, safer and more pleasant. The safety of biking can be addressed through improving the street lighting and the distinction between the bike lanes and the roads and the municipality can make travelling by bike more pleasant by expanding the bike parking spaces in the center of the city.
We suggest the following:
- The lighting of the bike lanes has to be improved. We want to introduce reflective lines on the lines between the car lanes and the bike lanes.
- All bike lanes should be a different colour and easily distinguishable from car lanes.
- Bike parking spaces all across the city should be improved, and traffic hotspots outside the city center should be equipped with parking spaces of sufficient capacity.
- Bike lights are important! The possibility of buying a bike light instead of getting fined at night for not having one.
- Encourage sustainable initiatives such as Swapfiets and OV-fiets.
- For each bought or rented bike a flyer with traffic rules.
We believe that The Hague should be accessible to everyone. But a city centre full of cars is noisy, crowded and polluting. That is why we want to expand and promote the initiatives that improve accessibility without flooding the city centre with cars. This includes ride-sharing projects and Park & Ride parking options. And of course, people with reduced mobility must be able to park outside their houses.
We also want to improve the parking capacity in The Hague by allowing the residents to use a limited number of hours of their parking permits in some neighborhoods of the city, as well as granting 20 free parking hours per month as a move towards loneliness prevention, which is a part of our well-being program. We also want to give residents the opportunity to have their parking permit paid quarterly.
- Expand the capacity of existing Park & ride facilities
- Make rental bikes available at the Park & Ride facilities
- The municipality should provide information about car sharing possibilities, such as ‘neighbor cars’ and ‘mobility heroes’ can be both financially beneficent and environmentally friendly, as they reduce the hustle and bustle in the city.
- People who are less mobile have to be able to park their car elsewhere in The Hague.
Public transport is important for The Hague. We believe that places such as cultural institutions, schools, universities and the city center should be easily accessible by public transport.
We suggest the following:
- Expand the OV-system.
- More trams and buses to and from the universities and the city center to the other parts of the city.
- Better transport links between the Binckhorst and the city center, as there are currently no buses running on this line during the weekend.
A big issue for international students is the lack of OV discount. We advocate for a special discount card for international students that would make it possible for them to travel for less. We want to implement a partnership with the HTM so that students can use the trams with a discount.
Through communication with neighbouring municipalities, like Leiden and Delft, we want to create a system of inter-city discounts on public transport for international students. It is important to encourage international students to come to The Hague and travel to neighbouring municipalities.