The Hague cherishing its bike tower
Partly as a result of an increase in the number of train passengers and the number of passengers on local routes, the need for bicycle parking facilities around The Hague station will increase.
The Hague municipality and Dutch Railways expect to need about 11,400 bicycle parking spaces near The Hague Central station by 2020. This expectation agrees with that of other large train stations. By way of comparison, Amsterdam will need 10,000 spaces in 2012, Rotterdam will need 7000 in 2013 and Utrecht will need 23,000 in 2015.
The bicycle tower in the The Hague will in any case remain. Originally, the tower would have disappeared by the time construction at The Hague Central Station completes. But by the time the public transport terminal as well as the underground bicycle parking facility are ready, the parking tower will have been expanded by 800 parking spaces. The bicycle tower will have space for 3550 bicycles by then.