Car-Free Sunday: Public transport in Brussels is free on September 18th

All buses, trams and metro lines of the Stib public transport network in Brussels can be used free of charge on car-free Sunday 18 September.

The annual event keeps the entire region car-free, with the exception of public transport, taxis, coaches, emergency services, utilities and diplomatic vehicles.

Motor vehicles will be banned from 9:30 to 19:00, but residents can, in exceptional circumstances, such as work deliveries or medical reasons, apply to the municipality for a pass to be allowed to drive in the capital on that day. can be requested.

The Stib runs more frequently, now has a Saturday timetable instead of Sunday, and the Erasmus metro station is open to the public on Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00.

Completed last year, the 30,000-square-meter building can accommodate up to 30 trains, is equipped with solar panels and a rainwater collection system, and is designed to minimize its environmental impact.

“Car-Free Sunday offers an opportunity to rethink commuting and learn about public transport,” said Brieuc de Meeûs, CEO of Stib.

“This one-day experience may encourage new habits in terms of environmentally conscious travel habits, which is even more important in the current situation.”

Some car parks will continue to be accessible by car during Car Free Sundays, including Seria (Anderlecht), Kleinem, UCL, Westland Shopping and Parking C in Heysel.

Car-Free Sunday is part of this year’s European Mobility Week in Brussels with the theme ‘Cities for Children’, where awareness campaigns will be carried out around schools.

Elke van den Brandt, Brussels’ Minister for Mobility, said: “Children should be able to move freely around our city on foot, by bike or by public transport.

“Today, that is not always possible. Traffic jams and dangerous streets prevent this and often discourage children from going outdoors. We have a duty to make the space more accessible.” Car-Free Sunday: Public transport in Brussels is free on September 18th

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