City of The Hague
The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. Moreover, The Hague is seat of the Dutch parliament and the ministries situated in and around the historic city centre. The mobility policy of The Hague is aimed at stimulating the use of cycling, walking and public transport. The city has an extensive bicycle network of 370 kilometres and 70 kilometres of cycle lanes, with dedicated routes for commuters and for recreational use. In 2009 the inner-city of the Hague was closed down for through traffic, realising one of the largest car-free zones in the Netherlands. The bicycle policy of The Hague focuses on investments in the bicycle network, making safer, recognizable, faster and more comfortable routes. The combined investments of the municipality, regional and state government in cycling infrastructure, parking, communication and education amount to approx. € 8 million on a yearly basis.