One of the most interesting elements is that the process is led by the inhabitants themselves. All the locations have a different outcome resulting in a different use or no use at all. The inhabitants all have their own ideas on how to use the street, which makes up a very local decision making process. The first things that come up are the parking spaces which are a necessary first step. Harder are the personal arguments concerning peace and quiet in the street, especially in the evening.
When everything comes together and a street is turned into a living street, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t feel satisfied! Not only because of the new claimed living space, but also because everybody had a say in the process. The success in Ghent has led to initiatives in different cities across the Netherlands and Belgium, but seems suitable for every city with inhabitants that want to create places for people instead of cars.