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A Belgian Lesson in Taming the Automobile

23 May 2023 | Abstracted from Bloomberg

"...the Belgian capital of 1.2 million has instead earned a reputation for being painfully gridlocked..

"Brussels' transportation network has been reconfigured, shifting trips away from cars and toward bikes, transit and walking. The share of bike commuters has tripled in just four years...With most residents housebound [by COVID lockdown] the sudden appearance of so many bike lanes grabbed popular attention.

"In 2017, cars accounted for 64% of travel kilometers within the Brussels region; by 2022 that share had fallen to 49%..."



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