Gent on wheels28 Apr 2017
The City of Ghent is working to become a fully accessible city, also for visitors. To achieve this, on 1 May 2017 we are launching a tourist route for wheelchair-bound visitors.
This route includes information on tourist attractions, car parks, public transport and public conveniences which have been tested and approved as being wheelchair-accessible.
The City of Ghent developed and tested the route in collaboration with the non-profit organisations JCI Gent Artevelde and On Wheels.
It is based on the existing ‘Historical city walk’, a popular map for visitors launched by Visit Gent. On Wheels and JCI Gent Artevelde tested the entire two-hour walk to find out whether it was wheelchair-accessible and came up with an alternative route for wheelchair users. Visit Gent then amended the existing map to create a more accessible route for wheelchair users.
This publication will be available from 1 May onwards at the Visit Gent Tourist Information Office at the Old Fish Market in Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish.
You can also view the map through the free On Wheels app.