Report on opportunities of smart/sustainable mobility in Belgium

From 2019 to 2020
In order to foster the economic opportunities for the Dutch businesses (business development), Transport & Mobility Leuven was asked to conduct a sector study devoted to sustainable/smart mobility in Belgium.
Belgium faces some considerable challenges in this respect, such as congestion, sustainability, liveability, safety, accessibility and disclosure. In order to tackle these challenges from a policy point of view, we not only need to look at sustainable and smart technologies and methods, but also at the simulation of behaviour change and possible budgetary and fiscal measures.  Therefore, it is important to design a smart, sustainable and affordable mobility system for the urban and rural area, including similar solutions for the sector of transport and logistics in Belgium.
The Netherlands are facing similar challenges.  Furthermore, the Belgian market is important to Dutch companies, and Belgium appreciates the Dutch expertise and skills.  Some examples are, for instance, the expertise in the field of cycling (such as infrastructure, policies and safety), intelligent transport systems, and charging systems for electric vehicles.
We therefore examined the following topics within the framework of this study:
The Belgian policy framework (at federal, regional and local level)
The cycling policy (with specific attention to the commuting, cycling highways and cargo bikes) with cross-regional aspects  
  •  ITS, C-ITS, connected and intelligent vehicles (including autonomous vehicles and pelotons)
  • Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and shared mobility (such as bicycles, cars, or steps)
  • Developments in public transport (policy and concrete (cross-border) investment plans)
  • Traffic safety
  • Alternative fuels (electric, LNG, hydrogen)
  • Overview of key players in the field of smart/sustainable mobility in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The study has resulted in the report entitled 'Kansenrapport slimme/duurzame mobiliteit in België', which you can download at the website van de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland.


From 2019 to 2020


Dutch Ambassy in Belgium



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Griet De Ceuster, Eef Delhaye, Sven Maerivoet, Kris Vanherle, Bruno Van Zeebroeck
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