The construction of the cycle route between Roosendaal and Bergen op Zoom has started. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) recently gave the official go-ahead for this to aldermen Cees Lok (Roosendaal) and Patrick van der Velden (Bergen op Zoom). The new cycle route should make the bicycle connection between Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal more comfortable, safer and faster. As a result, commuters will, if possible again, choose the bicycle more often when commuting to and from these two West Brabant municipalities.
National network of cycling routes
The State Secretary and the two aldermen have unveiled a construction sign near the municipal boundary on the plantation road and affixed the F58 logo to the road. The cycle route is part of a national network of cycle routes and should make it more attractive to choose the bicycle.
More people on bicycles
In recent years, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with municipalities and provinces, has invested more than half a billion euros in more cycle routes and good parking facilities at stations. The F58 is one of them.
Economic developments in the region
The cycle route connects a number of business parks and other busy traffic points with each other: the Bergse business park on Marconilaan, business park De Wijper in Heerle / Wouw, De Bulkenaar -where the new regional hospital will be located-, Leisurepark De Stok with the Designer Outlet Roosendaal and the compact city center of Roosendaal. Some pieces of the F58 have already been realized. At the beginning of 2023, the entire route must be designed as a cycle route, according to the national government.