Country:Belgium
Year:2001
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:State/Regional
Date Effective:2001
Date Amended:

2009, 2010

Date Ended:2013
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:Transport>Transport systems>Modal shift
Legal References:Decree of 10 February 2012 modifying the Decree of 20 March 2009 on mobility policy and abolishing the Decree on mobility covenants + Decision of 25 January 2013 (= nieuwe juridische basis voor dit beleid).
Description:

Since 1996, Flemish communities have been able to sign an agreement with the regional public transport company, the Flemish Government and other stakeholders such as schools, in order to develop an integrated multimodal mobility plan. This has to cover a broad range of mobility and road-safety measures, such as promoting and giving priority to public transport, limiting (or freezing) the number of car parking places, and the construction of bicycle-tracks.

So far, more than 80% of the municipalities in Flanders have signed the agreement, and consequently received subsidies. This agreement ends on the 31st of December 2013. The Flemish Government also granted EUR3,7 million in subsidies to 113 local communities who participated in the programme "Going to school in a sustainable way" (www.duurzaamnaarschool.be).

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