The main tool to reduce vehicle travels or transport demand is territory planning which is a regional compentence.
Two measures can reduce travel demand: – The Federal government makes available for companies diagnostic tools that can serve as a basis for setting up company transport plans. – At the federal level, the legal framework is favorable for teleworking.
The other measures aimed at modal shift: – For federal civil servant, the use of public transport for home-work journey is free. – Federal civil servant receive anallowance of 0,22 €/km for home-work travel by bicycle wich is free of tax and social security – For private sector, the non-compulsory allowance paid by employers for home-work travel by bicycle is free of tax and social security charges up to 0,22 €/km – For private sector , if the employer pay 80 % of home work travel cost by train and convention has been signed between the employer and the SNCB, the state pay the remaining 20 %. In this case, home work travel is free for the employee.