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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 17 Aug 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 17 Aug 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 13 Jul 2020

Ghent and Milan win international car sharing awards

The Belgian city of Ghent and the Italian city of Milan received an international recognition for car-sharing promotion and support policies. During a digital event held on 28 May, the cities were announced as the winners of the CSA Carsharing City Award in the categories ‘regional cities’ (less than 750,000 inhabitants) and ‘metropolitan cities’  (more than 750,000 inhabitants).

Milan

The city of Milan won the award for metropolitan cities, staying ahead of Munich, Vancouver, Madrid, Paris and Calgary.

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By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 01 Jun 2020
By bnemeth / Updated: 26 May 2020
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 May 2020
By bnemeth / Updated: 18 May 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 13 May 2020

Tongeren (B) to transform its city centre into bicycle zone

As of June 2020, the entire Tongeren city centre will become one large cycling zone. All 53 streets in the city centre will then become bicycle streets.

"With the bicycle zone we want to ensure more safety and comfort for the cyclist, and create a healthier climate and a better quality of life in the city centre", says Patrick Jans, aldermen for mobility.

New phenomenon

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By rswa178 / Updated: 08 Apr 2020

Bruges and its mission to become Belgium’s leading cycling city

Bruges is ambitious. Although it is already an established cycling city with a high modal share of 42%, it aspires to become Belgium’s leading cycling city. To achieve this, it wants to create an even more comprehensive cycling network, and its involvement in CIVITAS Handshake is helping it do so.

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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 06 Apr 2020

Brussels adopts new SUMP for the city region

On 5 March the Council of Ministers of the Belgian capital Brussels approved the 'Good Move' regional mobility plan for the city region. By adopting this plan, the Brussels government aims to reduce personal car use by 24% by 2030, reduce transit traffic by 34%, quadruple bicycle use, give residents 130,000 m2 of public space and create 50 peaceful neighbourhoods.

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