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Brussels mobility survey: 75% in favour of more 30kph zones

21:30 20/10/2019

More Brussels neighbourhoods should be converted into 30kph zones, according to the majority of respondents in a wide-ranging mobility survey for the capital.

More than 8,000 people gave their opinions and suggestions in Brussels Mobility's Good Move poll, which closed last week after four months.

Three quarters of participants agreed that neighbourhoods should introduce more traffic calming measures and "a speed compatible with local life" - a 30kph limit.

Eight out of 10 respondents said they would be more willing to try alternative means of getting to work - such as public transport and bike-sharing - if their employer paid for them to try it out.

"The initial findings of the survey already show overwhelming support for a fluid, safe and user-friendly city, with more intermodal transport solutions," said Brussels' mobility minsiter Elke Van den Brandt.

"Three quarters of participants are willing to give less public space to cars, if it used instead for public transport, bike paths and more comfortable pavements."

The responses will now undergo a more detailed analysis and the findings will be sent to the Brussels parliament next month, with a view to a new mobility plan for the region being finalised by the end of the year.

Written by The Bulletin



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Oct 23, 2019 15:02
Dirk Vanboven

They asked 8000 people out of 1,2
million living in Brussels and 2,1 million in metropolitan Brussels area? Very representative bunch and I wonder who these people were, retired or ciclists? This is a book example how to prove someone’s point with statistics. Nice!

Oct 26, 2019 23:14