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About the project

Leeuwarden is participating in the Active Cities project together with 10 other partners. This project will receive over €3 million in funding from the EU (Interreg North Sea Region programme). The aim is to make cities healthier.

How do we do this?

By encouraging active mobility. For example, cycling and walking.

What does the project focus on?

On the following 3 topics:

  • public space
  • mobility hubs
  • human behaviour

What will we use Active Cities for?

Active Cities will play an important role in shaping the new Spoordok. The aim is to make sure it is pleasant to walk and cycle there.

The project also fits well with our local authority’s goal of becoming the cycling city in the Netherlands; Bike-on-1.

Project partners

  • Groningen (the Netherlands)
  • Lund (Sweden)
  • Aarhus (Denmark)
  • Bergen (Norway)
  • Hamburg (Germany)
  • Mechelen (Belgium)
  • Lille (France)
  • University of Aalborg (Denmark)
  • KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Walk21

Project period

3 October to 2022 to 31 December 2025.

Total project budget

€ 5,221,443. More information can be found on website Interreg North Sea.