Over the next three years, 2,500 new secure bike parking spots will be created in Brussels. The initiative is part of Regional Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt’s Bicycle Master Plan, aimed at addressing the increasing demand for safe and reliable bicycle parking facilities in the Belgian capital.
Unlike traditional bike boxes, the new secure parking spaces will be placed within car parks managed by private operator BePark. Collaborating with the public parking agency parking.brussels, the ambitious goal is to roll out 150 new parking facilities, averaging one new facility per week.
In Brussels, many people would like to cycle but don’t because they don’t have a safe place to park their bike or they are afraid their bike will be stolen.Elke Van den Brandt, Regional Mobility Minister
To access these secure parking spaces, users will need to subscribe, with an annual fee of 15 euros for traditional bikes and 30 euros for cargo bikes. The process is streamlined through a dedicated app that enables subscribers to open and close the parking garages, ensuring convenience and security.
The announcement of the new bike parking spaces aligns with the region’s comprehensive management agreement, which outlines the creation of 21,250 spaces to meet the escalating demand. There is currently a significant backlog, with 11,000 Brussels cyclists awaiting a dedicated parking space.