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Brussels on foot: encouraging walking is one of the Regional Government’s priorities.
Encouraging walking is one of the Brussels Government’s mobility priorities. With this in mind, various initiatives have been launched to make walking more attractive in Brussels.

In a capital that always suffers from unbearable road congestion during rush hour, you can sometimes cover more ground on foot in a quarter of an hour than in a car! Today, walking is a credible alternative to motorised modes of transport. And, like the bike, it is a healthy and environmentally friendly way of getting around.

The Brussels-Capital Region is currently developing a pedestrian plan to encourage walking in the region and make it a convenient option. Important points in the plan are the improvement of urban facilities, pedestrian safety and recommendations for users.

Did you know?

  • 25 % of all daily journeys are less than 1km, which takes less than 15 minutes to cover.
  • Health professionals recommend walking for an average of half an hour a day: 500 metres on foot to the supermarket, a ten-minute walk between home and the station or between school and the bus stop. Walking is great exercise!
  • Feel like a stroll in the open air? There are 5000 hectares of woodland to explore in the Forêt de Soignes (Sonian Forest) just outside the city centre.