Mobility & accessibility

‘Omloop Het Nieuwsblad’ Saturday 26 February 2022: 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 26th, 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. Keep in mind 't Oeverstekske is closed for pedestrians from Saturday 1 p.m. until after the race. 

 

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.

You'll find bike stalls on the Gustaaf Den Duytsdreef next to the Citadelpark. 

 

Ninove

Ninove also encourages supporters to cycle to the finish of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. 

Ghent

De Lijn has an excellent offer to take you to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. On Saturday 26 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, Mallaardstraat or Brusselstraat. Via Preulegem you can only drive on to Colruyt and Ninia. Keep an eye out for traffic diversions! Check https://www.ninove.be/omloop for the most recent information about the changed traffic situation on Saturday 26 February and the days before.

Parking is available at the station, on the Mallaard parking lot or on the Koning Boudewijnlaan. The car parks at Dr Frans Hemerijckxplein, Paul De Montplein and the OCMW car park are reserved for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad organisation on 26 February.

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.

Parking ban

  • From Thursday 24/02/2022 06:00 hrs to Tuesday 01/03/2022 18:00 hrs:  
    Jan Hoetplein and Gustaaf den Duytsdreef 
  • From Friday 25/02/2022 3 p.m. to Saturday 26/02/2022 6 p.m: 
    Hofbouwlaan, Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat, Robert Hoozeepark 
  • From Saturday 26/02/2022 05:00 to Saturday 26/02/2022 18:00 
    Ch. De Kerchovelaan (side Citadelpark between LeopoldII-laan and Heuvelpoort), Koning Leopold II laan (against Charles de Kerchovelaan) , Gaspar de Craeyerstraat 

The parking prohibition is indicated everywhere by means of parking prohibition signs. Additional checks will also be carried out for illegal parking.  

In a number of streets in the vicinity of Citadel Park, there are reserved parking spaces for residents. The parking attendants carry out intensive checks there. Anyone parking in a resident's space without a valid permit risks a fee of 80 euros per three hours.

 

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. 

We make sure that Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is as accessible as possible for cycling fans. So also for visitors with special needs and wishes. For this we work together with Inter, to make the experience for people with disabilities as optimal as possible.

What do we provide?

  • Parking spaces for people with disabilities near the start location at 't Kuipke and at the finish in Ninove
  • A reserved area at the start location at 't Kruipke with accessible sanitary facilities close by
  • A reserved area at the arrival in Ninove with accessible sanitary facilities nearby
  • Inter-volunteers who provide welcome and assistance at these car parks and reserved areas. 

Do you have a disability and would you like to make use of these facilities? Mail to koen.vorsters@inter.vlaanderen and indicate which facilities you want to use at the arrival and/or start location. We will then provide you with all information and documents in advance.