Talk:Maastricht

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I think that due to the newly opened Noordebrug some spots might be irrelevant and other new ones might (hopefully) exist. I'm not there anymore to check, so I've only edited what I know, but maybe someone else has some updated information? OlcheMaith (talk) 14:42, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the official hitchhiking spot in Maastricht, which was created in the early 1990s, its future is currently not clear. The government is in a decision making proces which of three alternatives for the reconstruction of the motorway through our city will be realized. This decision will be made this summer.

I have gotten in contact with a politician of the municipal government of Maastricht, who has brought to attention the point of creating a new official hitchhiking spot, among the other political parties and three consortia who are candidate for the realisation of the motorway project. A friend of me also has brought up the point, as he is active within the local politics, and he has posed questions about this, by an official letter directed to the aldernman of Maastricht who is responsible for environment and mobility.

Response from that side came from the registrar of the alderman, being that there is currently no possibility to think over the request due to capacity / workloads, in the designing department especially. Also it was pointed out that the official hitchhiking spot would - if recreated - be moved further north of the city.

In my opinion the hitchhiking spot should not be realized more to the north for mainly two reasons; - the accessibility of the spot would be less, further from the city center - because of that, creative hitchhikers would start to use a different spot than the official one, closer to the center, to acquire their lifts out of town

Due to these proceedings and also the bureaucratic sounding answer from my friend, I leave the matter for autumn. --Fverhart 14:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the update, Frank. It's an excellent spot, let's hope it there will be a similar spot in the future. guaka 18:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)