‘The place of the bike in tomorrow’s city’ is the subject of this colloquium organised by Brussels Mobility in partnership with Pro Velo as part of the BIKE BRUSSELS show to be held at Tour & Taxis from 15 to 18 September. The contributions will compare Brussels with other major European cities. They will look at the place of the different transport modes in public space yesterday and today, and will present the bike as a response to the challenges facing the city tomorrow. During the day, the Bike Brussels Awards and an innovation prize will be presented to the best initiatives. At lunch time there will be a chance to visit the BIKE BRUSSELS show. Programme Register by 11 September
On the basis of the results of an audit carried out in partnership with the Region, the Municipality of Etterbeek has decided to implement an ambitious action plan in support of cyclists! Fast, economical, healthy and sustainable, the bike has become one of the most popular means of transport for the people of Etterbeek. The plan therefore aims to improve their safety and comfort, but also to encourage cycling. It includes a cycling street where cyclists have priority, the use of signs to mark routes, adaptations to crossroad layouts, an increase in parking provision including a secure cycle park near Place Jourdan, and awareness-raising campaigns. Go Etterbike: it’s very Good Move!
The promotion of cycling in Brussels as a mode of transport has been talked about for a long time, and it’s true that the number of cyclists is increasing, as it is in all major European cities. Yet the development of suitable facilities is lagging behind, although this is an essential factor in reducing the obstacles to cycling in the city. This is the subject considered by the third diagnosis question. What’s your view on this?
Would you like to try out an electrically assisted bike? The non-profit organisation Pro Velo offers you the chance to do this for four months on a full service leasing deal, which covers the electric bike itself, plus training in safe city cycling, 24/7 breakdown recovery, a bike lock and mechanical maintenance. A good way to get pedalling! More information : www.provelo.org/fr/pack4bike