Biking through Car-free Leuven 2020 and having a drink with the men of the year
Leuven always plans its car-free Sunday differently from the vast majority in Belgium. While most of the cities are car-free the 3rd weekend of September, this is the weekend before university reopens and hundreds of students are arriving and checking into their dorms etc. So in Leuven we had our car-free weekend on the last Sunday of September 2020.
Usually there isn't too much happening on such a day. I would expect the city center buzzing with concerts or lots of fun happenings but I know now that that is not the case. There's usually mobility info stands, some biking parcours etc but not like a big festival festivities. Now with the pandemic even less so.
But it is the first year that all of us have the skills to ride a bike and on top of that, the inner ringroad around Leuven was car-free too. So we took the opportunity to go for a little bike ride with the children "on the bike you can normally never ride". Well they can ride on the bike road normally but now we could ride in the middle of the road and we took on purpose the cars-only viaduct. Woohoo look at us up here!