Brussels: More electric bikes to boost mobility

Brussels: More electric bikes to boost mobility
Tier electric bike. Credit: Tier

Electric rental vehicles are already omnipresent in Brussels but their number will soon grow as Tier will introduce new bikes, which offer a boost to pedaling by up to 25 km/h. They will be available in 19 Brussels municipalities from Wednesday.

The German-owned company will add 1,500 shared electric bikes to its already existing 4,000 electric scooters. Tier is the second largest mobility provider in the capital behind Dott, with some 6,300 scooters and bicycles, according to Brussels Mobility figures at the end of June.

In addition to these mobility companies, Bolt offers 900 bicycles in the Brussels-Capital Region as well as electric scooters.

Further to these shared vehicles, Brussels Mobility lists Blue Bike's shared bicycles, which must be returned to a docking point, as well as the Villo!, which must also be returned to one of its stations in Brussels.

The city is also rethinking other forms of transport with possible changes to parking zones as regulations on micromobility are slowly making their way though the Brussels parliament. Various municipalities are considering particular drop-off and parking areas for shared bikes in 'drop off zones'.

In total, Brussels Mobility has nine mobility operators, which don't have a docking point for 23,000 vehicles.

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