Title

THE HAGUE: GIVING INFRASTRUCTURE A SPECTACULAR FACE LIFT

Authors

R De Groot

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1993

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, planning - history, land use - planning, policy - parking, place - urban, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro, mode - bike, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Urban transportation, Urban planning, Urban development, Urban areas, Transportation planning, Transit, Traffic free zones, Town planning, Public transit, Pedestrianization, Pedestrian trafficways, Pedestrian precinct, Pedestrian facilities, Pedestrian areas, Parking capacity, Parking, Metropolitan area planning, Mass transit, Local transit, Intracity transportation, History, Hague (Netherlands), Cyclists, Community planning, City planning, Bicyclists, Bicycle riders, Auto free zones

Abstract

The article describes how The municipality of The Hague, in the Netherlands is dealing with issues relating to the limiting of car traffic, urban restructuring, and optimizing accessibility by public transport, while acknowledging its status as an important international hub. Plans are afoot to construct a closed-off inner city where pedestrians, cyclists and public transport are given top priority. The plan calls for a network of rail, streetcars and buses, as well as a strict parking policy to ensure the accessibility of both inner city and residential areas. The historical background of the city is described, as well as the new growth opportunities that the city plans to create.