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Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on
car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive vision of cities that are both sustainable and accessible without cars, and effective strategies to deal with systematic resistance to change. The aim of EX-TRA is to address these shortcomings.



Central to EX-TRA’s approach are transition experiments in city streets, or intentional, temporary changes in street use, regulation and/or form, aimed at exploring systemic change towards a ‘post-car’ city. By way of urban living labs in Amsterdam, Bologna, Milan, Ghent, Munich and London, the project will generate insights into: 

  1. Possible combinations of physical design and regulation that increase the types of usage and inclusivity amongst users of city streets 

  2. Transport and land use conditions for the purpose of enabling and improving walking and cycling accessibility in city districts 

  3. Shared mobility platforms and micro-mobility and freight delivery options which complement attractive streets and accessible districts 

  4. Strategies of change that can accelerate the transition towards a ‘post-car’ city. 

Westenriederstraße Summer Street
Piazza Dergano Milan


academic partners

University of Amsterdam

Technical University of Munich

University of Westminster

Ghent University

Politecnico Milano


Urban Europe

local partners

Gemeente Amsterdam

Landeschaupdt Munchen

Stad Ghent

Fondazione Innovazione Urbana

Transport for London

London European Transport Partnership

Goudappel Coffeng



Van Gogh School Street