Let's check the latest news: 🚲 After the 40 km additional bicycle lanes in Brussels, Antwerp will add 19 km. (https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20200603_04979813/antwerpen-legt-versneld-19-kilometer-fietsstraten-aan) It has been decided that NMBS-SNCB and Infrabel should team up to create new fast-cycling path network (https://www.rtbf.be/info/belgique/detail_la-chambre-veut-que-la-sncb-et-infrabel-participent-a-l-elaboration-d-un-reseau-cyclable?id=10515621). The sales of bicycles
In this post-covid period, implementing company bikes is requested by many employees (see an increase of bicycle use in the chart). What the best timing to highlight some of the main stages: 1. 📈 Highlight the potential: how many of your employees could switch to bike? Different methods and approach could be used here. 2. 🎯 Find the supplier that fits your needs. Each supplier has its own characteristics in terms of bicycles, services and operational process. 3. 📝 Define p
Maestromobile and Espaces-Mobilités published the results of their survey on post lockdown mobility habits of Belgians. Here are some of the main conclusions (more details by following the link in the comments): 📌 43% have the intention to change their mobility 📌 22% will use less their car (and 9% will not use it anymore) 📌 34% intend to use more bike or steps What is interesting to see as well are the reason of those changes: safety, environment and physical activity are
Today I would like to share this interesting article from Joel Hazan, Pierre-François Marteau and Benjamin Fassenot (reference in the comments).
Main elements I share:
📉 The lockdown highlights the fundamental link between mobility, socio-economic development and the environment. See for example the anti-correlation between GDP and air quality. 🏡 The promotion of immobility i.e. working from home. As we are forced to homework, we have to be creative to make this newest wa
When looking at the mobility data provided by Google and Apple we see the clear rupture when the lockdown starts. Since the end of March, walking 🚶♀️and driving 🚙 are growing slightly again. The impact on #bicycles 🚲 usage in #Brussels can be deducted from the Brussels Environment 's open data. There we see that at some points the level is even higher than before (as it can be observed on the streets by the way). Today Elke Van den Brandt announced the creation of 40 k
"Drivers check your rearview mirrors: More and more cyclists are taking to the roads, and they’re not going away anytime soon."
That is the way the last chapter of the "Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Predictions 2020" from Deloitte starts. The growing use of bicycles is one of the 10 predictions mentioned in this report. (source: https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/insights/us/articles/722835_tmt-predictions-2020/DI_TMT-Prediction-2020.pdf)
Bike Citizens published on their website a heat map of the bicycle usage in Brussels (first picture). We can clearly see the axe Tervuren-Montgomery-Loi which is (in normal time) quite crowded.
On the other side, #bike is used everywhere, most of the streets are used in the city centre. And what about the shared bikes? JUMP Bikes published also a heat map with the use of their #ebikes. In both cases, it is the pentagon and the south-east zone (Ixelles, Etterbeek) which is the
Acerta published his analysis on the way people #commute in #Brussels. Some conclusions (figures include #multimodal commutes):
📌 Results are different for #Brussels than the rest of the country due to his better accessibility with #publictransport
📌 45,9% of the people working in Brussels use public transport for their commute. It is more than last year and more than the one using their car which confirms the previous point. The national average is 8,3%
📌 The #bike part i
The #GoodMove plan for #Brussels has been approved last week. The main target is to reduce by 24% the use of individual cars. The measures are the following (source in comments): 📍Divide the Region into some fifty mesh areas 📍Use the STOP principle (1. 🚶♀️ walk, 2. 🚲 bike, 3. 🚊Public transport, 4. 🚙 car) 📍Remove about 65.000 parking spots. Today cars are using about 70% of the public space needed for other means of transport 📍Improve safety with the introduction of
It is twice the growth of public transport (NMBS-SNCB and STIB-MIVB) which was already good. Last week Pro Velo together with Bruxelles Mobilité published his "Observatoire du vélo en région de Bruxelles Capitale" or "Het Brussels Fietsobservatorium 2019". Here are the main conclusions: Since 2010, the average yearly growth is around 13%. Meteo impact is limited (rain, snow, etc.). Use of helms is increasing (around 60%). Share of e-bikes is growing from 12% in 2018 to 20% in
Congestion in Belgian cities remains high, especially on Tuesday and Thursday morning and evening. On average 23 extra minutes are needed per 30 minutes trip (i.e. +76% of total time). This correspond to 154 episodes of Game of Thrones. With this level, e-bike, speed pedelec, public transport or even homeworking or late departure can become real alternatives. Now such mobility change requires change management and testing phase. Analysing the mobility shift potential, its