‘All private employees entitled to bicycle allowance from 1 May’

Over the last five years, 45% more employees have received a bicycle allowance from their employer. Today, more than one-fifth (22,3%) of employees – 13% more than last year and even 45% more compared to five years ago – receive such compensation for cycling to work. This is evident from HR services company Acerta’s mobility barometer, which used data from 40,000 companies and 260,000 employees.

From May 1st, all private employees will have the right to request such a bicycle allowance if they commute to work by bicycle. “The new collective labor agreement (CLA) will give employees an extra push to opt for the bicycle,” experts from Acerta predict.

Antwerp in the lead

Bicycle allowances have grown very popular in recent years. Acerta’s figures also show that companies in Flanders grant significantly more bicycle allowances than in Brussels and Wallonia.

Employees in Flanders, in particular, with the province of Antwerp in the lead, most often receive a bicycle allowance. A quarter of all companies currently already pay bicycle allowances. That is 27% more compared to five years ago.

43 euros per month

The average amount cycling employees receive has also increased over the last five years, from 34.9 euros to 42.8 euros per month. Those who pedal to work currently earn an average of 0.24 euros per kilometer traveled. According to the new collective labor agreement, the compensation amounts to 0.27 euros per kilometer, thanks to indexation.


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