Gents Milieu Front and Max Mobiel teamed up in 2012 to offer a fleet of ‘carrier cycles’ for hire. With a large luggage capacity, carrier cycles are an ideal alternative to a car. They can be used for recreational outings, running errands or transporting your latest bargain from the flea market. The scheme is based on Cambio, a well-known car-sharing programme, and has two carrier cycle collection points in Ghent. You can reserve your carrier cycle online for anything from an hour to a whole day, pick it up at the collection point and drop it back once you’re finished with it. Max Mobiel takes care of all the maintenance and repairs.