Brussels Mobility launches its “Brussels 30 Tour”. The summer caravan will cross the Brussels region this summer. Its objective: to prepare the population for the limitation of 30km / h in an effective city on January 1st. First stop of the caravan on July 19 at Bois de la Cambre.
Between mid-July and mid-August, the ‘Brussels 30 Tour’, a traveling summer caravan, will cross the Brussels Region, indicates Brussels Mobility on Sunday. The purpose of the event is to give a taste of Mobility Week, which will take place from September 16 to 22 – with the car-free Sunday of September 20 as the highlight – and whose theme will be this year the City 30. Next January 1, the capital will indeed become a city where 30 km / h is the rule and 50, even 70 km / h exceptions.
“There are many reasons to set up a peaceful speed regime: more safety, better air quality, less noise pollution”, explains the Brussels Minister for Mobility and Road Safety Elke Van den Brandt. “The survey carried out as part of the Good Move Plan public survey indicated that 74% of Brussels residents wanted to work in neighborhoods where fewer cars drive, and at a speed compatible with local life.”
The Brussels 30 Tour will stop for four Sundays in different parts of the city. On the program: a pop-up exhibition that highlights the positive impacts of Ville 30, a virtual reality application to experience it, a driving training course for bikes and alternative mobility and a stand for repair for cyclists.
The first edition is scheduled for July 19 at Bois de la Cambre.
The competition #Brussels30 ends Wednesday evening
Since 1 July, Bruxelles Mobilité has also offered a competition on social media to promote the speed limit implemented on 1 January 2021: “Those who share their personal reason for wanting City 30 on social media can win a nice prize. Under the hashtag # Brussels30, you can create and share a Facebook or Instagram story that illustrates the advantage that 30km / h represents for you. Feel free to use photos, emoticons or hashtagThe top three entrants will be able to win an Ahooga electric bike, a STIB subscription or a Swapfiets subscription. The competition continues until midnight on July 15.