Brussels ‘Good Move’ plan receives prestigious European prize
The Good Move project, the new Brussels regional mobility plan approved in March, has won the 2020 edition of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan award.
Livable, traffic-safe city
This award is given by the European Commission through Polis, the network of European Cities and Regions working together on innovative transport solutions. The new mobility plan was the result of a co-construction process, in which most of the Brussels and Belgian players from both the public and private sectors took part.
According to the Brussels Government, the plan meant a choice for a livable, traffic-safe city, by focusing on car-free neighborhoods, strong public transport, and smoother traffic circulation.
Fewer cars and more bicycles
By 2030, car use should decrease by 24%. Also, the government wants to reduce through traffic by 34%, quadruple bicycle use, return more public space to the people of Brussels, and create fifty car-free neighborhoods. Brussels Mobility is particularly proud of its international recognition.
“In Good Move, the jury found the following points in particular decisive: the impressive participation of the population during the public survey, the involvement of all Brussels partners in the design of Good Move, the vision of the city as an ecosystem, and the programmatic dimension,” it sounds.
The Brussels Minister for Mobility, Elke Van den Brandt (Groen), is also delighted: “With Good Move, Brussels opted for a sustainable, livable future, and is now gaining international recognition for this.”
50 car-free neighborhoods
“Over the next ten years, Brussels will undergo that much-needed makeover, with more space for residents and visitors, cleaner air, and 50 car-free neighborhoods. I would like to thank Brussels Mobility for the masterpiece, Brussels prime minister Rudi Vervoort (PS) for the support, and Brussels deputy Pascal Smet (sp.a) for the pioneering work,” Van den Brandt concludes.