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Traffic Sign to Prevent Cyclists Taking The Hague Dunes Footpath

Many cyclists coming from Scheveningen are tempted to take the Wieringsepad, a footpath in Westduinpark, as it is both adventurous and offers lovely sights. Residents and hikers became annoyed with such bike traffic on a pedestrian trail. Then came this traffic sign…

Copyright: Groep de Mos

The Westduinpark is a dune area between Scheveningen and Kijkduin. It starts in Duindorp, The Hague district just south of Scheveningen harbour.  A beautiful trail, the Wieringsepad provided access for pedestrians between Wieringestraat and beach number 11. Over the past few years, the footpath had become less enjoyable to be on as local residents walking their dog, children playing and hikers on the path were often almost run over by cyclists. Their complaints were heard by a local political party, Groep de Mos and recently a sign was put  at the entrance of the path. This sign indicates cyclists risk a fine of €55 if they don’t dismount and walk their bikes on the path. Many residents of Duindorp support the initiative as many more cyclists will become aware this footpath is only for pedestrians. Other residents suggest surveillance cameras should also be installed to help improve the compliance rate.

 

What do you think? Have you ever experienced being almost run over by road bikers on this or another footpath? What do you think is the best way to keep cyclists from using footpaths?

 

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Related information…

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SOUTH HOLLAND WALKING, HIKING & CLIMBING 

SOUTH HOLLAND CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING

BICYCLE SHOPS IN THE HAGUE AREA

 

 

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