Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Merelbeke
24.400 inhabitants

Local contact

Local Campaigner
9820 Merelbeke

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Hundelgemsesteenweg tussen de Molenhoek en rotonde met de Zwijnaardsesteenweg
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns