Mobility

‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ Saturday 29 February 2020: how do you get there?

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad starts on the site of the ICC Gent and the SMAK. The team presentation will be held in the famous velodrome 't Kuipke. With the start for the ICC and arrival at the Onderwijslaan in Ninove, we again expect a lot of people. On Saturday February 29th, this can cause serious traffic in and around the start and finish site. The City of Ghent and Ninove do everything possible in order to organise the way to ‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ in an optimal way. We hereby list all the transport options for you.

Ghent

People who live in and around the Citadel Park or in the centre of Ghent can best go on foot. Searching for a parking space or a free bicycle parking area will therefore not be necessary.

The Ghent-Sint-Pieters train station is also located within walking distance of 't Kuipke.

 

Ninove

From the centre of Ninove you can easily walk to the finish at the Onderwijslaan. The station of Ninove is a 15 minutes’ walk from the finish location.

Ghent

Going to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad fast and cheaply is best done by bicycle.

Consult the bicycle route planner via fietsrouteplanner.gentfietst.be and quickly and easily map out your own bicycle route. The planner is a digital map that works like a GPS system: you specify where you depart and where you want to go and a few seconds later the planner will plan out a route for you.

 

Ninove

We want to encourage our supporters to cycle to the finish of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. That’s why there is a bicycle shed right at the finish, in the Bevrijdingslaan near the building of Fedimmo.

Ghent

De Lijn has an excellent offer to take you to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. On Saturday 29 February, all normal transportation tickets apply, such as subscriptions or a bus line card. All information and timetables can be found on www.delijn.be/gent.

 

Ninove

On www.delijn.be you can find the timetable to travel with De Lijn to Ninove.

Ghent

You can easily reach Ghent by train from many towns or cities. The Ghent Sint-Pieters station is within walking distance of the Citadel Park.

All information and timetables can be found on  www.belgianrail.be.

 

Ninove

Via www.belgianrail.be you can find the timetable to take the train to Ninove. From the station the finish is easily accessible on foot via the Stationsstraat, the Biezenstraat, the Beverstraat and the Burchtstraat.

Ghent

Please note that, since January 1 2020, the low emission zone has been introduced in Ghent! Click here for more information.

Park your car for free at one of these Park + Rides and continue further with the tram or bus to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

  • EXPO The Loop (168 spaces) - tram 1 - Louis Blériotlaan, 9051 Sint-Denijs-Westrem
  • Bourgoyen (250) - bus 3 - Driepikkelstraat 30, 9030 Mariakerke
  • Watersportbaan (230) - bus 38, 39 - Zuiderlaan, 9000 Ggent
  • Gentbrugge Arsenaal (200) - tram 2 - Brusselsesteenweg, 9050 Gentbrugge
  • Oostakker (200) - bus 76, 77, 78 - Oude Bareel, 9041 Oostakker
  • Neptunus (148) - tram 1 - Botestraat 98 and Blauwstraat, 9032 Wondelgem

 

Ninove

You can reach the centre via Weggevoerdenstraat, Malaardstraat and Brusselstraat. Via Preulegem, you can only continue until Colruyt and Ninia. Please take diversions and parking ristricitons into account!

You can park at the station, at the Mallaardparking or at the Koning Boudewijnlaan. The car parks Dr. Frans Hemerijckxplein, Paul De Montplein and the OCMW parking are reserved for the organization of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Do you want to shop in Ninove on Saturday 29 February? The parking of Ninia Shopping Center will be available free of charge!

Ghent

Please note that, since January 1 2020, the low emission zone has been introduced in Ghent! Click here for more information.

Parking in the Citadel Park is forbidden! Citizens' residences are located in a number of streets in the Citadel Park area. The parking attendants monitor this intensively. Whoever parks his car at a place of residence without a valid license, risks a fee of 80 euros per three hours.

You can park your car in the following parking garages (pay parkings!):

  • Savaanstraat - Follow P4 - 588 spaces
  • Sint-Pietersplein - Follow P10 - 700 sp.
  • Zuid - Follow P3 - 1034 sp.
  • Kouter - Follow P5 - 425 sp.

In addition to the possibilities listed above, you can also make use of the underground pay parking at the Ghent-Sint-Pieters station. The underground parking is accessed directly from the R4 around Ghent via the Valentin Vaerewyckweg and the Timichegtunnel. 

Whoever comes to the Omloop het Nieuwsblad with the motorbike will find parking space at the Charles de Kerchhovelaan.

Parking space for taxis is provided at the Charles De Kerckhovelaan. The taxi will take you home safely and quickly at a reasonable rate. More information on www.stad.gent/taxi.

 

Ninove

You can park at the station, at the Mallaardparking or at the Koning Boudewijnlaan. The car parks at the Dr. Frans Hemerijckxplein, the Paul De Montplein and the OCMW parking are reserved for the organization of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. 

Do you want to shop in Ninove on Saturday 29 February? The parking of Ninia Shopping Center will be available free of charge!

Ghent

More information via pieter.remmerie@inter.vlaanderen

There are reserved parking spaces for people with a disability at the Charles de Kerckhovelaan (near the Ferdinand Scribedreef).

There are several free parking spaces reserved for persons with a disability in area of the Citadel park, even where paid parking or blue zones are applicable. However, free parking does not apply in the underground parking garages.

Please note: a parking card for people with a disability cannot be used for parking spaces reserved for residents.

 

Ninove

More information via pieter.remmerie@inter.vlaanderen