Brussels, (Brussels Morning)- From Monday 5 September, the subscriptions for the Park&Ride car parks will be free for commuting motorists. This informs the Brussels Parking Agency (parking.brussels). In addition, the prices for a Cycloparking subscription will be reduced by three quarters.
The parking subscriptions for commuting drivers who use the P+R will be free. Before that, that was 60 euros per year plus 1.5 euros per day of use. With a subscription for the parking, it is not necessary to pass the payment terminal.
Occasional visitors who use public transport can also use the car parks for free (instead of 3 euros per day). To do this, they have to scan their ticket at the payment machine in the car park before they leave. The other rates remain the same.
Secure bicycle parking
The subscriptions for a secure bicycle parking at Cycloparking will soon cost 15 instead of 60 euros per year. Those for cargo bikes will drop from 120 to 30 euros per year. Cyclists who applied for a parking space between August 1, 2022 and September will receive a full refund of the difference.
The price decrease is the result of the draft decision of the Brussels government of 16 December 2021 on the regulated parking zones and the exemption cards. This fits in with the new Climate, Air and Energy Plan that was approved in May this year. In it, the government promised to accelerate the implementation of the Good Move plan.
“By making the P+R free, we want to encourage our commuters and visitors to Brussels to park at the entrance of the city and use our efficient public transport,” says Brussels Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt (Green) ” to a BRUZZ reporter. In addition, the new rates for bicycle parking will ensure that more Brussels residents and visitors can choose to cycle. It is two more steps forward that will make our Region more accessible and attractive to its visitors and make life more pleasant for its inhabitants.”