Blue Bike is Belgium's national bicycle sharing scheme, managed since 2011 by FietsenWerk and Belgian National Railways, to promote the use of bicycles in combination with railway journeys.
Today, thanks to this innovative scheme, 44 train stations located in 6 Belgian cities feature a bicycle renting system that benefits over 5000 train users all around the country, making easier for people to reach their final destination after their railway journey.
Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.
Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.