‘Park + Bike’ offer in Brussels extended
The ‘Park + Bike’ offer introduced in the Brussels region after the lockdown is extended. Brussels Mobility is announcing this. Until 15 October, commuters will be able to park (almost) for free on the outskirts of the city and continue their journey by rental bike.
Spectacularly more bicycle trips
With the start of the new school year, traffic in Brussels has become busier, even though car traffic has fallen slightly compared to the usual. The number of bicycle journeys in the first week of September increased spectacularly by 75% compared to the same week in 2019.
To further encourage modal shift and avoid traffic jams, the Brussels-Capital Region wants to offer commuters alternatives, hence the extension of the ‘Park + Ride’ offer.
Free car parks
“The corona crisis shakes up our mobility habits, but also offers an opportunity to test alternatives to our daily trips,” says Brussels Minister of Mobility, Elke Van den Brandt (Groen). “We want to offer commuters an alternative: until autumn they can park free of charge on the outskirts of the city and continue their journey from there by bike.”
Brussels Mobility emphasizes that the seven car parks participating in the project are not yet full. These are Parking Basilix Shopping Center (free), Parking Brussels Expo (free with the voucher that can be downloaded from the website https://parkingbexpobrussels.tickoweb.be), the car park in Kraainem (free), and Coovi (free for P+R subscribers and 1 euro per day for occasional visitors). Other free shuttle car parks are Delta, Herrmann-Debroux, Lennik-Erasmus, Roodebeek, and Stalle.