Car-free Sunday

Brussels-Capital Region is once again dedicating its 160 square kilometres to soft mobility: modes of transport that are sustainable. On 20 September, it’s your chance to try out another way of getting around. With free travel from STIB, it’s the perfect opportunity to test the complementarity between various modes of transport: bus, metro, walking, rollerblading, cycling... The car-free day is intended to change mindsets and start a debate on mobility in urban areas.

For the 16th edition, Brussels-Capital Region is once again dedicating its 160 square kilometres to soft mobility: modes of transport that are sustainable. On 18 September, why not sample a different type of mobility and become Mobilmix too! With free public transport from the STIB/MIVB as well as the S trains (rail offer in and around Brussels), it’s the perfect chance to try out the complete range of transport options available: bus, metro, train, walking, rollerblading, cycling... the car-free day is intended to change mindsets and start a debate on mobility in urban areas.

In addition to Heritage Days, numerous activities and events will be organised throughout the city. All the different ways of getting around will be catered for. A Brussels-Capital Region initiative, “My village in the city”, will enable you to take advantage of a number of leisure sites and sustainable development/mobility-related activities in several Brussels municipalities.

It will be an activity-packed day and the perfect opportunity to make a visit with family or friends to a Brussels with fewer cars, less noise and reduced pollution!

  • How it works

    Car-Free Sunday applies to everybody, except for public transport, taxis, buses, the emergency services and public utility vehicles. However, for safety reasons, the speed limit is restricted to 30 km/h.

    Times during which the region will be closed to traffic: 09h30 to 19h00. In certain neighbourhoods, road closures may continue beyond these times due to activities or festivals taking place. The tunnels will be reopened on a gradual basis.

    Please note that the rules of the road will still apply. Don’t forget that certain vehicles will be permitted to travel around in the car-free area on the day. We ask that you respect other road users whatever transport you use. For safety reasons, pedestrians, rollerbladers and cyclists may not, under any circumstances, use the tunnels!

    For certain reasons (special deliveries, travel for medical reasons), a circulation permit, valid for the entire region, may be granted. Any such permit is only valid for a single vehicle for the reason indicated on the pass.

    For Brussels residents, permits must be requested from the municipal authorities of your place of residence. For persons living outside the region, permits must be requested from the municipal authorities of the area you are travelling to.

    Would you like to know more?

    Visit the website www.mobilmix.brussels