Brussels Fix My Street app extended for less mobile people
The Fix My Street app, which allows you to report nuisances and defects on Brussels’ public roads and footpaths, has been expanded.
From now on, pedestrians and people with reduced mobility can also report their specific problems. As announced by the Brussels Mobility public service, this update is part of the Good Move regional mobility plan.
The street belongs to everyone
People with reduced mobility will now be able to report, for example, a problem with traffic lights, tactile paving, or pedestrian inconvenience. In this way, the regional and municipal services can act more proactively in the event of accessibility problems.
The British MySociety’s FixMyStreet inspired the concept, and the Fix My Street app will have some additional applications for this. “The aim is to make public space as accessible as possible to everyone,” said Dimitri Strobbe, director of maintenance at Brussels Mobility to Belga news agency. “In particular for people with reduced mobility, among other things by lowering the curbs and installing guidelines.”
The regional Good Move mobility plan aims to prioritize pedestrians by renovating several sections. Brussels Mobility has already announced that around 100 junctions should be upgraded by 2022. All the 19 municipalities of Brussels are involved. In 2020, more than 70 000 traffic incidents of all kinds were reported.