Although road specialisation has existed in the Brussels Region since 1995, it was the subject of a comprehensive review by the consultancy firm TRIDÉE (formerly Timenco) in 2015, at the request of Brussels Mobility. While the goal remains the same – to protect neighbourhoods and local streets from traffic – multimodal road specialisation has the advantage that as well as superimposing and integrating all modes by defining networks for five modes of travel (walking, cycling, public transport, light motorised vehicles and trucks), it also extends the area of districts with traffic calming, with the proportion of local roads across the regional territory increasing from 65 to 85%. Cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users should thus benefit from adapted and less congested routes. This new vision of road specialisation is at the heart of Good Move’s Good Network reflection, which aims to put in place an efficient set of networks that structure transport modes and set clear priorities in the sharing of space, street by street.
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