Dutch rail traffic is expected to increase by about 30 percent in the coming years. Rail infrastructure operator ProRail, rail company NS and the city of The Hague see the signs of this development every day, for instance in the growing number of bicycles that are parked at and around the railway stations. Substantial investments are being made in bike parking facilities around the city to make cycling to and from the stations more attractive. At The Hague Central Station this takes the form of an underground parking facility with space for 8,500 bicycles.
Welcoming and Green Showcase
The bike parking under Queen Juliana Square offers cyclists in The Hague excellent facilities and a direct connection to the extensive public transport network. Upon arrival and departure, the comfortable and innovative parking garage acts as a welcoming and green showcase for The Hague. Following the example of Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht, which boasts the largest bike parking facility in the world, Bolidt was chosen to supply the flooring systems for the mega bike parking under Queen Juliana Square. Other bike parking projects Bolidt was involved in include the Groninger Forum, De Kolk in Assen, Groningen Central Station, Alkmaar Central Station, Spoorzone north and south in Tilburg and the WTC in Utrecht.
Damp-open Flooring System
The new bike parking under Queen Juliana Square features a custom developed damp-open version of the Boligrip® 50 flooring system. This allows any ground water vapour to easily evaporate through the floor, preventing water accumulation and thus blistering in the synthetic floor finish. On the other side, the innovative flooring system prevents harmful substances like (moped) fuel from penetrating and corroding the concrete.
Aesthetic and Functional Use of Colour
In a place that sees many thousands of cyclists pass through every day, issues such as safety and routing obviously need to be well thought out. Bolidt shared its expertise on this with the customer, which is reflected in elements like the colour scheme, signing and finish, which all contribute to safety. The choice of texture is based on usage and designed to prevent cyclists from slipping. The architect has also taken full advantage of the colour options offered by Bolidt, using them in both aesthetic and functional applications. In addition to optimising safety, the fresh and bright appearance of the bike parking also adds to the sense of safety.
Bolidt is the ultimate specialist in synthetic flooring for garage businesses. Bolidt understands that the automotive industry sets strict requirements for aspects such as assembly, maintenance, repairs, and sales. Garage owners require a floor that prevents environmentally-harmful substances such as petrol, oil, and diesel from permeating the substrate. Falling tools and high mechanical loads must not cause any problems either.
Bolidt has over 50 years' experience in the development, production, and application of synthetic flooring, and is a frequently sought-after partner for companies in the automotive industry worldwide. Garage businesses rely on Bolidt's innovative flooring because of its exceptional functional qualities such as high mechanical and chemical resistance, long service life, ease of maintenance and aesthetics.