Brussels to reduce number of commuting cars by 15%
For the World Environment Day on June 5, the Brussels Region will promote shared mobility solutions in the capital. The goal is to cut the number of commuting cars entering Brussels by 15%.
“By reducing the number of single-passenger commuting cars, we will reduce congestion and improve the quality of life in the city”, declares Mobility Minister, Pascal Smet (sp.a). On June 5, for World Environment Day, the Brussels Region will promote shared mobility solutions.
Promoting without punishing
For that particular day, the Region has fixed the goal of 15% less commuting cars. It aims at reaching that goal without punishing commuters’ individual behaviour. The Region will positively value and promote all shared mobility alternatives, such as carpooling, public transport, working from home, and more.
It is suggested to regroup all institutional and socio-economic partners in one awareness campaign. “We should put existing solutions forward. For one day or one week, commuters are invited to move differently”, explains Minister-President, Rudi Vervoort (PS).
‘First step in the right direction’
“With the support of the Economic and Social Council, I will seek the support of employers, unions, and public authorities. We must make this day a moment of mobilization and enhancement of the public transport sector”, continues Minister Vervoort.
“The June 5 day is a first step in the right direction. The partnership with the business sector proves that mentalities have changed”, declares Minister Smet, “the future is in shared mobility.”