Slightly more Brussel’Air premiums for giving up your car
According to figures from Brussels public transport company, STIB/MIVB, last year 860 Brussel’Air premiums were granted, slightly more than the year before. These are premiums for families who trade in their car for more environmentally friendly alternatives.
The Brussel’Air premium, introduced in 2006, was intended to win Brussels’ car owners over to opt for alternative means of transport. Anyone living in one of the nineteen communes of Brussels, who trades in his or her car, gets an annual subscription for public transport in the city, in combination with a yearly subscription for car sharing (Cambio Start). Another possibility is a combination of a bicycle premium and an annual subscription for car sharing.
According to MIVB’s statistics, the number of such premiums has gone up from 631 in 2017 to 860 in 2018, far less than the successful results the first years, but at least a positive trend. Also striking is that the combination of the bicycle premium with the car sharing subscription is slightly more popular (383 cases) than the combination with public transport (368 cases).