In the centre of Brussels, on the Rue Marché aux Porcs near the Saint-Catherine Church, local artists have coloured the cobblestones to resemble a circuit from the cult Nintendo video game Mario Kart, as reported by Brussels media BX1.
From 16 August, the Mario Kart circuit will be accompanied by real karts, and single-seater vehicles, to allow local kids to zip around the colourful circuit. Other activities will also open on Rue de la Senne.
Situated in front of the BRONKS youth theatre, the colourful design is part of a series of activities initiated by the City of Brussels as part of its “Good Move Plan”, which will close several areas of the capital to road traffic from 16 August.
The new murals, art installations, and attractions for children will be installed in areas freed up by the regional mobility plans.
In the future, the Skatepark des Ursulines, near Place de la Chapelle, will also be expanded to make more space for local skaters.