Brussels Airport by bicycle
The province of Flemish Brabant, Flanders, the municipality of Zaventem and Brussels Airport Company are joining forces to build a cycle road that gives direct access to the airport. This cycle road is a branch-off of the Leuven-Brussels cycle highway.
In November 2017, Brussels Airport Company launched a design study for the cycle road. The works are scheduled to start in 2018 and we are expecting the first cyclists to be able to use the cycle road in 2019. Part of the cycle route is set to follow the former rail track bed, which is now a wide green open space. The province of Flemish Brabant, the Flemish Government, the municipality of Zaventem and Brussels Airport Company are jointly following up on the process.
“We are systematically developing and expanding the cycle highway between Leuven and Brussels. Which is why we are keen to see a direct cycle link between the Leuven-Brussels cycle highway and the airport. All the more so as the airport, employing around 20,000 staff, is a major centre of employment. We are delighted that Brussels Airport Company is keen to build this cycle link, thereby making a major contribution to the improved accessibility of the airport by bike”, explains Tom Dehaene, member of the Provincial Executive in charge of mobility.
Currently, around 1% of Brussels Airport’s employees commute to work by bicycle or on foot. Yet, the potential is much bigger. Courtesy of this cycle route, we will be able to offer airport employees a new and safe route away from other traffic.
Source: press release Province of Flemish Brabant
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