Brussels Mobility Store showcases ‘mobility of tomorrow’
On Wednesday the Brussels Mobility Store opened in the Anspach Gallery, in the heart of the pedestrian zone in Brussels. A ‘pop-up store’ where citizens and businesses find out about the mobility of tomorrow for two months.
With this project, the Brussels Chamber of Commerce (Beci) and AG Real Estate intend to prepare two million Brussels residents and commuters for tomorrow’s mobility.
Is a car-sharing system something for me? How can I prepare for the evolution of the low emission zone or the emergence of the mobility budget in my company? The Mobility Store, which is run by the non-profit organization MaestroMobile, is the place to go for a wide range of questions about mobility.
“Multimodality, sustainability and smart mobility. Three terms that dominate the mobility debate today but often remain a dead letter”, says Olivier Willocx, CEO of Beci. “New technologies and the debate on liveability and sustainability allow us to create a momentum to commemorate our mobility. With this new concept we want to contribute to this.”
“Mobility is directly linked to the urban economy and has an impact on employment and well-being in the city”, Willocx continues. “In our last barometer, 60% of respondents believe that mobility is also an employer’s responsibility, nut as an employer the tree sometimes hides the forest.”
“With the Brussels Mobility Store, we want to put forward a multitude of solutions, accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility and offer concrete mobility solutions to Brussels companies.”
On the first floor of the Gallery, in a space of 1000 square meters, there is also an indoor track where people can try out steps, e-bikes and gyropods. In addition, there is a virtual reality-corner, where visitors can experience dangerous cycling situations in a fun way.
They can also experience what if feels like to get on a step drunk. Beci not only wants to promote these forms of micromobility but also to raise awareness among users.
The Brussels Mobility Store, at 24 Avenue Anspach, is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm. Thanks to the launch of a Mobiline the information is also accessible by telephone, e-mail or Facebook Messenger.