Make transport offer denser
20 % less road traffic
this is the goal that the
Brussels government has set for 2018
30 km of overground
around the capital
with traffic light priority
for public transport
The European capital today endeavours to offer alternative transport solutions to its inhabitants. The challenge: relieve congestion in a city where cars rule supreme, with more than 50 cars per 100 inhabitants and 74 hours wasted per year and per person in traffic jams
More than 300,000 people travel in Brussels by car every day. For more than half of them, these trips are shorter than 5 kilometres. Pollution, noise, wasted time… cars are putting pressure on the city. Committed to follow a smart-city approach, the European capital has decided to rethink its entire urban transport model. And it is relying on the Today solution network to do so.
in the city centre by 2018
Making rail more accessible to commuters
Reinforcing existing lines and developing new train and overground lines around Brussels is an important lever for turning to new transport modes. ENGIE is helping the authorities to think of and study the best way to optimise the existing network. Goals: make rail transport faster, increase the number of stations and connections, and increase the frequency of trains. Various rail usage scenarios in 2030 have been envisaged, so as to better identify the challenges posed by the current railway system and to implement remedies immediately.
The Brussels-Capital region’s governance has also mobilised ENGIE’s expertise for the maintenance of its railway installations (underground, overground and train). ENGIE engineers design electrical and mechanical equipment for overhead lines, signalling, power supply, etc. while technicians provide daily maintenance of the facilities;
around the capital, that's the area covered by the Brussels region overground.
On the road, public transport is a priority
The road remains an important component of transport in Brussels. By optimising road infrastructure, we can improve the flow of traffic and prioritise public transport.
ENGIE supports this development of road facilities by analysing traffic-light strategy and traffic management in key areas in order to give preference to public transport. 12 tramway lines, 4 bus routes and 120 intersections were made “top priority” for individual vehicles by means of a telecommunication system installed on traffic lights.
ENGIE teams also intervene daily on numerous road facilities to streamline traffic and improve passenger information: traffic control cameras, management of traffic lights, information signs, etc.
with traffic light priority for public transport
Developing electric vehicle fleets
Electric transport has helped to reduce pollution and noise. It is growing among individuals, companies and taxi fleets. To support the movement and develop a more sober, sustainable on-demand transport offer, ENGIE has put fast charging stations at the disposal of 50 electric taxi drivers
ENGIE has also supported Belgian broadcaster RTBF in the study, deployment and management of a fleet of electric vehicles for its 2,000 employees. Charging stations have been installed at the company’s head office.
ENGIE today also supports other companies in putting together a shared electric vehicle fleet: ING, Belfius, Deloitte, SD Worx, PWC, ALD or SWIFT and BMW… ENGIE offers them overall support from analysing the fleet to providing charging stations and handling billing, assistance and maintenance. They also benefit from our expertise in smart charging, with solutions for charging several vehicles at the same time, with more efficient consumption and at a lower cost.
And tomorrow ?
The Mobil2040 survey carried out by ENGIE has given the city a precise picture of what its inhabitants and future transport users can expect by 2040. An immersive exhibition called “Mobil2040, Brussels Refreshed” lets them imagine themselves in the city of the future: car-free neighbourhoods, local facilities, cycling lanes on motorways, pedestrians, green areas, goods delivered by drones or zeppelins, urban cable ways, driver-less or shared cars, travel technology…
The Engie Today teams for brussels
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