The regional plan “Good Move” that aims to improve transport links and general mobility in the Belgian capital has received a green light by the Brussels government.
The scheme aims for a 24% reduction in car use and a fourfold increase in the number of bike trips over the next ten years, as well as a significant increase in the overall use of public transport.
Good Move was developed following consultations with 190 private and public players in the mobility and transport sector, as well as discussions with all 19 communes and 6 police zones.
According to Mobility Minister Pascal Smet, Green Move will be subject to a public inquiry from 15 June to October 15 this year, so as to allow the next Brussels government to be able to refine the plan as it sees fit.
One of Good Move’s central aims is to redevelop some of the main motorways in and out of the capital (incl. A-12 and E-40), as well as some of Brussels’ key thoroughfares.
Extension of subways and trams is another important component of this plan. With regard to tramlines, the plan includes the extension of tramline 9 to Heysel, a brand-new tramline to Neder-over-Heembeek and a connection from Gare du Nord to Laeken via Tour & Taxi.
The extension of the cycling network is also an important part of the plan: cycle paths along several railways will be constructed, and currently dangerous crossings will be rendered more cyclist-friendly.
Another of Green Move’s central aims is the creation of eight new ‘pedestrian boulevards’, where only walking on foot will be permitted.
Read more details about this new mobility plan at Brussels Express.