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Residents contribute ideas and suggestions

As a resident of the City of Leeuwarden, you were able to complete a questionnaire this year about what you consider important in the field of traffic and transport. More than 1,000 residents completed the questionnaire. Mobility cafes were held on 27, 28 and 20 November 2023, at which residents were given information and could ask questions. We also conducted research and analyses. The outcomes have been incorporated into 7 principles. Quality of life is central here.

The 7 principles

  1. All villages will be connected by a cycling route, regional public transport, and there will be a P&R on the city ring road.
  2. 30 kilometres per hour will become the standard maximum speed in populated areas. Walkers and cyclists will be given priority.
  3. It will be made easier to cross the city ring road. Through traffic goes via the Haak om Leeuwarden.
  4. Leeuwarden city centre will be given more residential quality. Walking will be given priority. From the city ring road, you head to the city centre car parks. This will turn the city ring road into a Parking Ring Road.
  5. The city centre will be greener: street parking is increasingly moving to car parks and P&R hubs. This will give the centre more space for green space, walking, meeting and bicycle parking (disabled parking and loading/unloading will remain).
  6. Neighbourhoods and villages will be made greener with less parking disruption thanks to parking policy and neighbourhood hubs.
  7. Spatial infill within inhabited areas will aid sustainable mobility.

During the mobility cafés, a presentation (PDF, 8.83 MB) was given on the 7 principles.

Responding to the policy framework

You can view the Mobility policy framework from Thursday 25 April to Thursday 5 June. You can also view the plans at Leeuwarden City Hall (Oldehoofsterkerkhof 2). Do you disagree with certain points? If so, you can give your response by submitting an official view. This can also be done by letter, e-mail or in a conversation with the local authority. The responses will be considered by the city executive when the plan is submitted to the city council.

Walk-in meeting on 14 May

Would you prefer a further explanation of the Mobility Policy Framework? No problem. You are cordially invited to a walk-in meeting. You can view the plans and ask questions to City of Leeuwarden staff during this evening. There will be a presentation on the new policy framework and the seven principles at two points during this evening.

  • Date: Tuesday 14 May.
  • Time: It is a walk-in meeting from 7:30pm to 9.30pm.
    • A presentation will be given at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, which you can attend.
  • Location: Neushoorn, Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP Leeuwarden.


  • The policy framework is available for consultation from 25 April to 6 June.
  • Walk-in meeting for residents on 14 May.
  • The policy framework will be submitted to the city council in July 2024. They ultimately set the framework.


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Any other questions?

Send an email to mobiliteit@leeuwarden.nl or contact the City of Leeuwarden by other means.