Developing Strategies for Change During Street Experiments

As the primary regulating and decision-making body, municipalities can either limit or enable street experiments on their way to triggering system change. The role municipalities adopt can be categorized according to promoter, enabler, partner and non-role. While municipalities operate as one unit, they are made up of many different actors and departments, each with their own goals and aims. This may lead to disagreements or lack of coordination when organizing street experiments. This workshop is intended to help civil servants understand the potential roles municipalities can adopt towards street experiments and help them decide their own position. Additionally, it provides a place to discuss barriers and enablers for street experiments and how the role municipalities adopt can relate to these. In this Workshop Protocol (downloadable PDF), the steps for organizing this workshop and the workshop set-up are explained in detail. Practical information regarding who to invite and printable materials are also included.


Understanding the range of influence municipalities have towards street experiments. Exploring different roles and positions of municipalities within street experiments.

Number of participants

This workshop requires a minimum of four participants (one per group) and a maximum of sixteen (four per group).


1 hour 45 minutes

For whom?

This role-playing workshop is intended to help civil servants understand the potential roles municipalities can adopt towards street experiments and help them decide their own position.


  • Tape
  • Large sheets of paper
  • Markers
  • Printer

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