Urban Freight Transport Strategy in Brussels



Urban Freight Transport Strategy in Brussels

Authors

DEBAUCHE W and DUCHATEAU H, STRATEC, Belgium

Description

The general policy objectives of the Brussels-Capital Region are identified in the regional Development Plan of the Region. Two of them directly involve the transport system:

Abstract

The general policy objectives of the Brussels-Capital Region are identified in the regional Development Plan of the Region. Two of them directly involve the transport system:

* to stop and reverse the decreasing population trend, and

* to maintain the economic viability of the Region. In terms of targets for the transport system, these objectives imply that:

* quality of life should be significantly improved, notably through reduction of the (insecurity) and environmental impacts of the road traffic, and

* accessibility should be improved, without any significant extension to the road network.

The transport policy objectives are developed in a global mobility plan, called the IRIS Plan. At first the IRIS Plan was only targeted for person transport, but the Brussels ministry in charge of the transport policy decided to complete the original plan with a specific freight traffic plan.

Publisher

Association for European Transport