Look from the road

Rik Goossens, Municipality of Enschede

“Blik van de Weg”: The Municipality of Enschede wants to improve the quality of life in the city by reducing the amount of parking spaces in the city. Especially in the tight and busy inner streets in the center. A number of temporary solutions, such as removable decking boards, can already be installed during the transition period. The challenge is to find and develop new functions. Examples are the provision of bicycle racks, terraces, playgrounds or charging stations, etc.

Over this one challenge
Nano-Challenge 3

Municipality of Enschede, Rik Goossens


In order to increase the quality of life in Enschede, we want to close parking spaces in the center. The public space could then be used more for greenery, climate adaptation or recreation. In the intermediate phase we cannot immediately remove the parking spaces, but we can use them temporarily differently. The assignment is to come up with a flexible temporary (mobility) solution that we can apply to the space of a parking space.


On Thursday, February 18, the third nano-challenge “Blik van de Weg” started. Below you can see the presentation that Rik Goossens, from the Municipality of Enschede, gave about the purpose of this challenge.