Study to objectify mobility policy

Mobility of people generates some important advantages for Flanders’ inhabitants and the Flemish economy. Passenger mobility facilitates inhabitants of Flanders to generate an income from labour, to develop themselves in their leisure time and to maintain a network of social contacts. On the other hand, mobility leads to a series of persistent problems that are intertwined: the exhaust of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, a negative impact on the quality of life and on traffic safety, noise pollution, congestion, land use, etc. These problems originate partly from the way the current mobility system is functioning.

In the first instance, we gave a diagnosis of the traffic congestion problems in Flanders and Brussels. We looked at the causes of congestion, how traffic jams are measured, and what their size and economic cost is.
We then drew up a long list of possible measures, taking into account their ranking by various stakeholders. We then assessed these qualitatively based on their impact on commuting by car during rush hour, on traffic jams, and factors such as the duration and feasibility for implementation.
Finally, we worked out a final selection of four policy areas, in which we examined in detail the implementation of the following measures:
  • An intelligent road tax
  • Teleworking
  • Smart and dynamic traffic management
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)
These measures can be taken by the government (at the various policy levels) as well as by employers.
Our recommendations are also clearly presented on the website of the Flexplan.




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Griet De Ceuster, Sebastiaan Boschmans, Sven Maerivoet, Inge Mayeres, Stef Proost
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