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. For more information, consult the study (FR / NL)
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?
Sophie Dutordoir’s arrival as the new head of SNCB-NMBS is an opportunity to (re)discover the Rail4Brussels study carried out in 2016 by the FPS Mobility and Transport. It contains a host of innovative ideas for the further development of the rail system into and within Brussels. Discover the study.