Date: 11 March 2020
Location: Post aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee
Present on behalf of the municipality of Bergen:
Erik Bekkering, Alderman for Traffic
Nicole Zwartelé , Area director, Chairman of the day
Wietse Joustra, Policy Officer Traffic, Worldcafé table attendant
Rienk vd Meer, Procesregisseur, Worldcafé table attendant
Jos Bekkers, Policy Officer Traffic, Worldcafé table attendant
Wouter Peters , Policy Officer Traffic, Worldcafé table attendant
Maaike Jordens, Communications adviser, Worldcafé table attendant
Olga de Wit, Communications adviser, Worldcafé table attendant
In the context of updating the municipal parking policy of the municipality of Bergen, the municipality would like to hear the vision and experience of its residents and entrepreneurs on this subject and include it in the project.. For that reason is already in November 2019 held a residents' evening, where an inventory has been made of the perception of residents and entrepreneurs of the current parking policy using the World Café method. In addition to that evening, the municipality has decided to hold an extra inventory round. This time split into three separate meetings for the three main centers of the municipality: Bergen, Schoorl and Egmond aan Zee.
The purpose of these meetings was to make an additional inventory of the opinion and perception of the city based on a number of statements about parking in the municipality of Bergen.
residents and entrepreneurs of Bergen on the municipal parking policy. This inventory is used as input for updating the current parking policy. Together with an intern
held evaluation of current policy, an inventory of registered complaints about parking in the municipality and input from conversations with residents, entrepreneurs and
administrators of the municipality in recent years.
Below is a short process report of the evening held. The presentation of the evening and the detailed results of the inventory have been added as an appendix to this report.
If 19:00 hour Nicole opens the meeting and welcomes everyone. She indicates that the large turnout is pleased with her, even though it was unclear where exactly this evening would be
take place. She apologized on behalf of the municipality for this unclear way of communicating. Despite this, it is good to see that today with a big one
group of interested parties is participating in the evening!
2. Introduction of updating parking policy
Before proceeding to the substantive part of the evening, Alderman Bekkering outlines the reason and context of the update of the parking policy. It is clear that the current parking policy that has been drawn up in 2013 no longer fully meets the need. In more and more places in the municipality, and increasingly, bottlenecks arise and become a nuisance
experienced by / from parking. The policy out 2013 was ingestoken om alle mogelijke doelgroepen van het parkeren in de gemeente Bergen ‘Gastvrij’ te kunnen faciliteren. In current practice
it has become clear that this is no longer possible. Reason for the municipality to update the parking policy and make it suitable for the current situation. This is emphatic
asked for input from residents and entrepreneurs in the municipality. They are an important stakeholder (almost) have to deal with parking in the municipality on a daily basis.
And who also know and experience the nuisance in practice. Alderman Bekkering realizes that in the updated policy the possibility to facilitate everyone will very probably not be possible anymore or much more limited.. That requires choices. In order to be able to make these choices well-founded, the updating of the parking policy has been widely implemented. In addition to an internal evaluation by the municipal traffic policy department, input was also collected from administrators, from the complaints register of the municipality and from discussions that area directors continuously have with residents, entrepreneurs and interest groups. All these findings are now being supplemented with an inventory of residents and entrepreneurs through three residents' evenings in different centers in the municipality (Bergen, Schoorl and Egmond). These evenings are a follow-up to the evening held in the Ruïnekerk in November last year.
3. Feedback online survey parking by De Parel
Jan Snijder, chairman of the village association De Parel, will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the recently held online consultation held by De Parel
about parking in Egmond aan Zee. His presentation with the main findings is attached to this report.
Wietse Joustra gives a brief update on the state of affairs so far in the updating of the parking policy. It has been decided to retain what works well from the current policy and what to do
improve what requires improvement. And to immediately take the opportunity to include any innovations from the interim in the new policy.
After the inventory, where these residents' evenings also belong, an internal assessment will take place, after which a draft policy document will be written.
This document is coordinated with the council of the municipality and with residents and entrepreneurs. It is not entirely clear at this time how exactly this will be arranged. But
it is certain that participants in one of the residents' evenings will be invited by their email address to participate in the continuation of this project.
Before we get that far, we will first move on to the original purpose of this evening: inventory bottlenecks, ideas, improvements and suggestions from residents and entrepreneurs. We do this on the basis of a participation method called "World Café".
5. World Café
The participants sit at a table in six different groups to discuss the statements on the table. Everyone is invited to comment on or
note any associations with the statement on the flipchart sheets. It is important to agree that there is no right or wrong. Everything may be written down and
commented on. The point is to gather as many diverse opinions and ideas as possible. And to visualize responses to those opinions. After about 20 minutes everyone is invited to leave the table and move to another table, in an alternated group composition. The new group will pick up where the previous group left off. Associates further on the input on the sheets. Or provides new comments or new insights. In the third round, everyone switches to another table again (and propositions) and other group composition.
The proceeds of the World Café are enclosed in the appendix to this report.
After completing the World Café, the table attendants give a short summary of the proceeds from that table. This is followed by a small preview to the rest of the process.
First, the proceeds of the three residents' evenings are rounded off. Then follows the internal consideration of the yield of the various input sources. The concept policy document that is written from it, is shared with (a delegation of) the city Council. And with (interested) residents and entrepreneurs. Everyone is invited to comment and / or give feedback on the piece after which the (further) will be tightened. After that, the final document will enter the regular municipal decision-making. Alderman Bekkering indicates with regard to the planning of all this that he opts for “quality over haste” on this file. He wants to carry out a thorough update and deliver a new policy document that is widely supported. Therefore, as far as he is concerned, there is no hard deadline. At the end of the evening, Nicole asks if there are any specific questions or comments that are not answered
the World Café. There are none at the moment, after which Nicole changed 22:00 hour ends the evening and thanks everyone for coming and contributing constructively to the evening.
Annex World Café
Updating parking policy municipality of Bergen
Post aan Zee Egmond, 11 March 2020
Six propositions were discussed and commented on during the World Café
changing group compositions.
Below are the findings from the World Café for each statement. Finally, an overview has been added of other points for attention or suggestions provided by those present.
1. We are simplifying the system of parking permits and paid parking in our municipality. One parking permit for the entire core and two zones for paid parking; center and outside area.
• The current system is fine as it is.
• Residents must be able to park in the entire municipality of Bergen with their permit.
• Added value on the current system: better tailored and clearer (eg with floor plans)
• Zones better / clearer. Resident can then stand anywhere. Except shopping area.
• Automate parking meter + pins
• Ideas: day pass for visitors, settable in hours, without maximum per day. Digital.
• 3 types of permits: resident for the whole village, visitor card, holiday maker
• Visitor card = day ticket
• Residents permit price up
• Request from resident: it is possible to buy a parking permit for the period July / August only, for a holiday maker?
• As stakeholder in zone G: this works, many unsafe traffic situations in zone G.
• Agree with the proposal; equal monks, equal caps
• Retain customization
• Digitize the licensing system, with support for digital illiterates
• Short-term parking, eg pick up Chinese, should remain possible
• Center: Keep the front street car-free where that is now
• Disadvantage of paid parking and 2 zones is that guests can and go parking everywhere. Maintain current zones.
2. The centers of the municipality of Bergen are only for parking permits for residents and a maximum 2 hours of paid parking for visitors. Bicycle parking is getting more and better
• 2 hours is too short for family visits. Currently 4 hours possible. These cards are simply turned over after 4 hour.
• Let visit me go to work a day ticket.
• Pay because you live here? Let residents buy a day ticket for a visit. Digital or
by means of a "strip card"
• Turn the tennis court into a parking garage, with houses on top. Day trippers and
residents park in the core. Long-term visit will park in the parking garage or further afield
outside the village.
• There is not enough space for bicycles. Must be greatly expanded.
• There is too little enforcement. And sometimes not at all. When you call: "closed"
• Day trippers often make it overcrowded .... But retailers and the catering industry have just these
day trippers needed ...
• 2 hour is too short. Digital parking for day trippers and (family)introduce visit. Right away
own rate per target group.
• Better maintain / control parking for day trippers
• Build several bicycle sheds in the center (ground Piet Gennet, Clearance sale, green area
parking space south, old Trompstraat school) + extra parking facilities at beach exits. Including security
and possibility to charge batteries.
• Create a free transferium. With good transport to and from the beach.
• Introduce a maximum number of cars per accommodation
• Residents must be able to park for free. Family visit at a reduced rate.
• Zoning signage is not clear at the moment
• Do not stretch or extend paid parking.
• Making public transport cheaper and better. Make Egmond accessible by public transport from Heiloo
• Layouts of parking spaces can be more efficient.
• Where should the coaches park?
3. The costs for facilitating parking in our municipality should not be covered
from the general resources of the municipality, but because of the revenues from the
• Revenue from parking must benefit parking policy, not in general
• Do not save first and only then take measures. Measures from public funds
(for)finance. Not from the current increase in price of permits.
• Expand public transport again. Drive more often and extend route. Possibly in combination with a P&R like
for example Westraven Utrecht. For example at AZ stadium
• Transferium at Hogedijk (Distance costs money with good exploitation)
• Also generate income from parking boats, trailers, tractors etc..
• Develop and use non-copyable permits
• Sparing residents. Visitors and recreationists have to pay. Differentiation in rates per
• Parking income consists of fixed income (permits) and variable income
(parking meters). Establish a fixed income ratio between these two.
• Use parking income only for parking policy. Example: sewage is also earmarked..
• Why not (also) talk about cuts?
• Parking must be a revenue model for the municipality?
• Introduce a digital permit system in which it is determined how many per house / address
parking may be used. Subsequently, differentiation in price can also be used
applied for resident, visit, holiday maker, tenant
4. In 2035 all cores are car-free and;
a. Are the cars parked on the edges,
b. You can store your bicycle in one of the many well-equipped bicycle sheds,
c. Parking buses and tourists at a meeting place on the edge of the core,
d. Are goods transhipped for supplies at the edge of the core?,
and. Parcel deliverers bring your parcels to a collection point on the edge of the vd
f. From there, on-transport by bicycle follows, shuttle bus, electric truck,…
h. What does the future look like? And what should we do for that now?
• Preserve village identity; – Small-scale seaside resort, – Old fishing town, – Prevent dazzling
(braking of tourists / parking), – Preservation of boats and trailers (parking with permit)
• Indication that the village is full at the beginning of the village, with reference to other
• Adapt public transport to busy summer days
• Underground parking
• Parking garage / transferium not in the core, but outside of it. One every 15 minutes (pendulum)bus.
• Re-invest money that comes in from parking in parking and / or infrastructure
• Maintaining incorrectly parked vehicles. Digital enforcement (scanauto)
• Use your own site.
• Parking garage under the boulevard
• Why should cars (of visitors / recreationists) into the village? Give priority to own residents.
• OV = ramp. Bus connection Heiloo extra ride (also 165), More bus connections!
• Crowded recreational permits is too large. Too many rental houses in the village
• Boulevard is face, but currently parking ... (Bah) Better welfare committee! No
allow garden parking.
• Save up, so that there is a mess for the future
• Stop spending parking income on other things. Increase in the rate of parking permits: late
see what you do with it.
• Expand parking in the dunes or outside the village. With bicycles to get to the core / coast
to achieve. Also in nature!
• Better connection between transferium and core / coast. Eg cable car or summer train
• Price difference is important: The closer you park to the coast, the higher the parking fees
• Sign indicating "parking spaces full". Barrier
• Better cycle paths for faster cycling
• Electric trucks and / or vans in the village. Not rest.
5. Each core will receive a tailor-made paid parking scheme.
a. How high the expected crowds, the higher the rates (season / event)
a. The closer to the core / the centre, the higher the rates (Location).
• Peak days no longer exist. It is busy all year round.
• Variable rate; for dag (Sunday / public holiday)?, per time?, Center vs periphery? If far away,
or take care of transport.
• Users of beach houses do not park in the village. Now keep occupying a spot all the time.
Use own entrances.
• Hotels arrange more for their own guests on site, now use the public space
• Hotels / guesthouses only receive permits for the proven parking requirement that remains after
the site is used up. First park on site.
• Variable rate is not a solution (Texaco: The weather is nice, you pay more) Transferia is the
• Dynamic rates do not help, because the places are permanently occupied by hotel guests.
Visitors cannot go there.
• At events this would mean a cash cow for the municipality.!
• Everyone, regardless of purchasing power, is entitled to parking at an A location. Among all
circumstances, nice weather, event etc. Make no distinction
• This is not a solution to the parking problem for residents
• Making it more expensive is less hospitable. Making it cheaper can tempt people to go further
• Pricing for crowds is not desirable. Also gives uncertainty. A transferium with
cheap connection. Day visitors pay to park.
• Proposal makes it more complicated. How do you arrange this at the parking meter?
• Hotels must use their own parking garage for their guests (and finance ..?)
• Parking is busy all year round. With variable rates, the price must be on the boulevard
are the highest. Clearly indicate the prices with a digital sign.
• Differentiation is already there. Parking is free / low rate in winter and high rate in summer
• The closer to the center, the higher the rate. Should only apply to tourists and
day trippers, not for residents and family visits. Make a distinction in the rates for
residents and tourists.
6. As is now the case for caravans, may tractors, botentrailers,
camping vehicles and other agricultural vehicles maximum 3 days in public
• Also applies to campers!
• Tourists' campers must park on camper pitches. Lay these neatly with
Services. Take France as an example
• Residents who use a camper as a car must use it just like a car with a permit
street parking. Also longer than three days. Parking on public roads is not the intention.
• Set up campervan facilities on the outskirts of the village (E.a.d.H), so no stand in
EAZ. Make places where you can stand limited, with amenities. Against payment
• Create a facility for boat trailers and tractors behind the Trompstraat car park. You can
then park there with a sticker on the vehicle. You can buy the sticker at the municipality
• Parking cars at beach houses must be on license plate.
• The above proposal is not possible. The cottages are rented out to several guests. Use a
parking card with the house number on it. Maximum 1 card per house, like now.
• Zuiderduin: guests not in / on the garage. Rates for guests also € 300, - ..?
• The camping association (beach) must use private plot of land to let visitors in
• Be at the Trompschool 10 parking spaces permanently occupied by boats. Take your boat to the
• Maintain on boats parked in parking lots.
• Set up a facility for boats, with supervision. Without competing with car parking. ’s
summers on the beach, ’s winters in loods?
• Camper places? The same applies to boats as to campers. Wild parking with camper becomes
• Large trucks and buses now also park in parking lots. Would be an alternative to
must be found.
• Boats and tractors also need one (paid) get a permit.
• Set up a separate area, especially for boats and tractors
• If the municipal yard leaves that site may be used for stables, boats and tractors ...
7. Other things of interest / suggestions
• Enforcement / control should pay more attention to parking on the sidewalk. And finals
• Build an underground parking garage under the Hopmanveldje in the South. Can handle it completely
hidden from view.
• We want to go from the sea (pension/hotel)parking tickets on the boulevard.
• On the Weidjes (Industrial area) a transferium can also be installed. With a bus / electr
train / tuk tuk connection to the beach
• Parking in an underground garage across the street from Texaco. Can the bulbs be there after that?
just on again.
• Use the Meent car park. And then let buses run towards
Egmond / Bergen aan Zee. Just like the marathon
• Only offer parking in the village for residents, through permit holders places
• Do not place glass bins or other large obstructions in parking lots
• Guests of hotels are not allowed to stand in the neighborhood. The parking garage must be filled
• Residents must be able to park at the same rate throughout the village.
• Parking permit for residents is only for registered residents. With a maximum per
• Increasing the rate for parking tickets is ridiculous. They are already being copied and now only
even more. Increase promotes fraud.
• Parking standard off 1969 no longer works in this day and age
• Short paid parking for retailers Voorstraat
• Center car-free
• Family visits must receive a separate rate. Preferably in a digital way
• Residents with a permit must be able to park throughout the village
• More parking spaces for bicycles (also monitored) at the beach
• Strip at Pzuid for bicycles
• Possibly 2 low bicycle parking
• Parking garage (more cars) vs transferium (fewer cars)
• There are too many cars per family. Maximum 2 cars per address are eligible for one
permit. Also for rental houses, pensions etc
• Hotels must resolve parking on their own premises
• Transferium at Hogedijk, along with sports complex
• Make the Batavier transferium train more attractive than parking in the village
• Expand accessibility of public transport from train to Egmond. More stops. Make bet dependent on
• Barrier at the entrance to the village. Parking spaces full barrier closed
• Use rental bicycles in combination with transferium
• Transferium at N512, in combination with shuttle bus and rental bikes
• Use bicycle in a stimulating way by constructing non-stop bicycle routes