Greener transport the goal in 'mobility week'

16th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 September 2005, BRUSSELS – Special transport offers, walks, bike rides and other initiatives were announced on Friday as Mobility Week began in Belgium.

16 September 2005

BRUSSELS – Special transport offers, walks, bike rides and other initiatives were announced on Friday as Mobility Week began in Belgium.

The week, which runs until 22 September, aims to promote greener ways of travelling such as walking, biking and using public transport.

For the fourth year running, Brussels will be a car-free zone for a day – on Sunday, 18 September – with cars banned from all 19 communes of the capital from 9am to 7pm. Only residents with written permission may drive in cars and only then at 30mph.

Extra public transport will be laid on and the Place Royale will hold a series of events designed to promote environmental transport.

In Wallonia, 117 projects from local organisations have been selected for funding to promote greener ways of getting around. They include car share schemes and school walks.

On 21 September, STIB will use the week to open its new bus depot,

On Sunday, passengers will be able to travel on trains, trams and buses for a special cut-price rate. If bought in advance at SNCB stations, customers can travel throughout Belgium for EUR 8.50 and even into Luxembourg for EUR 11. Bought on the day, the TTB National and Belux tickets cost EUR 10.50 and EUR 13.

Children younger than 12 travel free if accompanied by a passenger over 12.

For more information call 02.528.28.28 or visit www.sncb.be

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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