Toward a sustainable modal shift in Kessel-Lo

Start date
October
2020
Status
Lead
Leuven 2030, stad Leuven
partners
Inhabitants Kessel-Lo
ThemES
Mobility, Adaptation, Financing, Governance

More sustainable mobility is crucial for the transition toward a climate neutral city. In this project, we work around three fundamental hurdles that may stand in the way of more sustainable mobility: the support base among inhabitants and users, the funding of investments in the infrastructure and the organisation of collaboration at the various policy levels. We're using the mobility plan for the Kessel-Lo sub-municipality and the regional Regionet mobility plan to find out what works to overcome these hurdles.

Your contact person

Arwen Dewilde
Program coordinator breakthrough project Kessel-Lo
info@leuven2030.be

Who takes part?

Who are all the partners in the project?

Lead
Leuven 2030, stad Leuven
partners
Inhabitants Kessel-Lo

Role of Leuven 2030?

In this breakthrough project we assume the following role(s):

Lead

Place in the Roadmap?

This breakthrough project is part of the following programmes of the Roadmap:

How does it work?

In 2021 and 2022, we will first focus strongly on the issue of the support base. We will do this through an extensive participation process which, on the one hand, consists of a broad survey and, on the other hand, will also work concretely with this input through a citizens' panel and action labs. The outcome of this will help to draw up the new mobility plan for Kessel-Lo and will be used as the basis for a shared future narrative for the sub-municipality. We subsequently want to build a data-driven green district contract based on this. This is a new way of formalising and monitoring the undertakings of various parties towards a common goal. We expect that drawing up a green district contract for Kessel-Lo will provide us with new insights from which business cases can emerge and from which we can make the link to the funding issue.

Feb
2021
Feb
2021

Vorm 3010 participation process starts

May
2021
May
2021

Design bureau starts working on mobility plan

Aug
2021
Aug
2021

Selected citizens' panel formulates 28 goals

Oct
2021
Oct
2021

'Civic contracting' prototype is developed

Dec
2021
Dec
2021

Translation of the ambitions of the citizens' panel into a future narrative

Apr
2022
Apr
2022

Launch of 'Civic Labs' call

Sep
2022
Sep
2022

Submission of 'Civic Labs' projects

Vorm 3010 participation process starts

Feb
2021
Feb
2021
May
2021
May
2021

Design bureau starts working on mobility plan

Selected citizens' panel formulates 28 goals

Aug
2021
Aug
2021
Oct
2021
Oct
2021

'Civic contracting' prototype is developed

Translation of the ambitions of the citizens' panel into a future narrative

Dec
2021
Dec
2021
Apr
2022
Apr
2022

Launch of 'Civic Labs' call

Submission of 'Civic Labs' projects

Sep
2022
Sep
2022

Why is this project important?

Mobility accounts for about 22% of Leuven's carbon emissions*. A share that seems to be increasing rather than decreasing. This makes the modal shift crucial to turn Leuven into a climate neutral city. However, such a far-reaching shift to more sustainable modes of transport implies tough challenges. This project looks for answers to three major issues:

  1. How do you increase the support base for the modal shift among the city's inhabitants and users?
  2. What funding can we find to accelerate the modal shift, in addition to public funding?
  3. How do you best organise the collaboration at the different policy levels (city - region - supralocal)

*CO₂-inventory Covenant of Mayors

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The path of the past couple of months

October
2021

The civic contracting prototype is being developed in the context of the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge.

August
2021

The selected citizens' panel presents its 28 goals for tomorrow's Kessel-Lo.

June
2020

Leuven is selected as 'Champion City' in the Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge with this breakthrough project. With the financial support this provides, we start developing the smart contracting part.

February
2020

The 'Vorm 3010' participation process sees the light of day. In addition to a number of broad surveys, a citizens' panel is selected from the inhabitants of Kessel-Lo to work on the project in depth.

September
2020

The implementation of this breakthrough project starts!

May
2020

The design process we started almost a year ago comes to an end. The breakthrough project now has a framework that is concrete enough to implement.

October
2019

The collaboration between Climate-KIC and Leuven2030 starts.

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