Brussels Region Europe’s largest Car Free Zone for one day

On 17 September, the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region, like 40 Flemish cities and municipalities, will organize another Car Free Sunday. The entire region will be closed to car traffic on that day from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., making it the largest car-free zone in Europe.

The service of the Brussels public transport company MIVB/STIB will then be free of charge and will be greatly expanded that day. Especially for Car Free Sunday, Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB has launched the ‘Mobility Ticket’. With it, you can travel anywhere in Belgium back and forth for eight euros.

If you come to Brussels by car, it is best to leave your car in car park C at Heysel. There are 8 000 parking spaces available there, for ten euros a day, which are easily connected to public transport.

Traffic rules remain applicable

Furthermore, Brussels Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt (Groen) called on people to remain cautious and respect the traffic rules. “Just like every other day, the traffic rules remain applicable, and this is for every means of transport.” The Brussels tunnels are closed to traffic but off-limits to cyclists and pedestrians.

Only those with permission, such as public transport, taxis, and emergency services, can drive in the Brussels Capital Region on Car Free Sunday. Last year, 15 300 motorists were given a transit ticket. For safety reasons, the speed is limited to 30 km/hour. Police presence will be massive that day.

In Flanders, Antwerp, Ghent, Kortrijk, Ostend, Bruges, Lier, Roeselare, Sint-Niklaas, and Bilzen, among others, will hold a Car Free Sunday simultaneously. The program of the Brussels Car Free Sunday and the rest of the Mobility Week (16 to 22 September) can be found at www/


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