Trojan Bike
Transition in mobility

The workshop is fully booked but you can still register for the waiting list.


Ghent locals aren’t just dreaming of a sustainable mobility culture, they’re acting on it. In 2012, a diverse group of 25 citizens came together in a ‘transition arena’ to develop a united vision for the Ghent of tomorrow. Recognising the need to change the way we move about, they developed ‘Trojan Bike’, which outlines achievable visions for a Ghent of the future where life is both sustainable and good quality. Despite being a long-term plan, a number of small ‘icon’ projects are already offering an insight into what Ghent might look like in 2050. Two ‘school streets’ are showcasing a new approach to school gate traffic that makes the drop-off and pickup process a whole lot safer, while three ‘living streets’ are being implemented from June 2013. The process is ongoing, and we expect to hear more inspiring and surprising ideas from Ghent citizens in years to come.


Date: Thursday 28 November

Hours: 14.00 – 17.00

Number of participants: up to 30 participants

Connected to: EUROCITIES Mobility Forum


Mode of transport: on foot (meeting point: De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai)

Location: living street (Pekelharing) and ‘Het Pand’

End point: Het Pand (Onderbergen 1)


Taking on the role of a Ghent resident, you’ll transform your street into a real ‘living street’. Together with your ‘neighbours’ you will be coached by an experienced team in transitional thinking around mobility, with a strong focus on co-creation. Prepare for the challenge!



14.00 – 14.15:    walk to ‘Pekelharing’

14.15 – 15.30:    co-creation session on a ‘living street’

15.30 – 16.00:    coffee break

16.00 – 16.10:    interactive session on the results of the co-creation exercise

16.10 – 17.00:    co-creation and mobility: how did it start in Ghent? Who was involved? What made others get into it? What were the drivers and barriers? What does the future look like?