The many bicycles that are often haphazardly parked near the station area often cause chaotic situations. It was decided to build a multi-storeyed parking space for 5000 bicycles on location. However, the buildings plans have been delayed.
The municipality asked for a grant from the state government, but the funds are not yet available. The state government has received many more applications for grants than there are funds available. Therefore, it takes more time to decide which applications are to be awarded a subsidy. The decision should already have been taken in May or June of this year.
The municipality itself has reserved 7 million for the planned bicycle parking building. The National Rail should also be contributing. It is not known how much funds are available as of yet, so the building plans are postponed.
Translation: Jeroen Nouwens