The parking problems in Scheveningen will be tackled this year. That said Tom de Bruijn, Alderman traffic. “For many years, residents and entrepreneurs in Scheveningen have suffered from the many day tourists who park their cars in the residential areas instead of using the designated car parks.”
“After consultation with residents, the gemeente has decided to implement pay parking in the Havenkwartier, Statenkwartier and Geuzenkwartier as of 30 November 2017.” says De Bruijn. “This will put an end to the enormous parking and traffic problems for residents and entrepreneurs in this neighbourhood.”
These new regulations are the first major recommendations of the traffic vision to be realized.
“Scheveningen is a great seaside resort where tourists like to come,” says the Alderman. “We encourage visitors as much as possible to come with public transport. For this reason, this summer, we have even opened a park and beach in the Babylon building. But of course there are also visitors who prefer to come by car. We would like them to use the car parks. These regulations should contribute to this. Hereby, I am meeting the wishes of many residents. “
Garages cheaper than on the street
In order to ensure that visitors to Scheveningen really do use the garages, parking in the garages will be cheaper than on the street. The price in the garages will be between €2.40 and €3 per hour, while street parking will cost €3.50. Except at the haven where the maximum hourly rate will remain the same at €1.70.