More cyclists on Brussels roads sees spike in demand for secure parking
Share article:
Share article:

More cyclists on Brussels roads sees spike in demand for secure parking

The significant increase in cyclists in Brussels has seen a spike in demand for secure bicycle parking spots, according to CycloParking, a non-profit organisation that manages and develops secure bicycle parking in Brussels.

The number of cyclists in Brussels has increased by 75% compared to last year, New Mobility reports, and the number of bike thefts has increased along with it.

“Many Brussels citizens want to invest in a bicycle and unfortunately have no place to put it. This hinders our transition to cycling,” said Brussels Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt.

“We are, therefore, working to offer a range of parking solutions to the people of Brussels. More bicycle racks in the streets, more bicycle boxes, and small closed parking lots in the heart of the districts,” she said.

Related Articles


There is an “increasingly pressing need” for bike parking with access control, said Pierre Vassart, spokesperson for

Vassart mentioned “a need to diversify the offer” in light of the large number of requests coming in.

Brussels offers plenty of space for such parkings, according to the spokesperson. “In the Brussels Region, there are vacant premises that do not offer any particular functions,” he said.

“Whether they are unoccupied homes, empty shops, or premises with no function, there is a real opportunity” to use these places as bicycle parking facilities.

Over 6,000 requests for secure bicycle parking spots are pending, according to CycloParking.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times

Latest news

Brussels Airport adds 10 flight destinations this winter
Some 130 destinations will be served from Brussels Airport this winter, the company announced on Monday, just a few days before the start of the ...
Brussels pharmacies report rush on rapid tests due to Covid Safe Ticket
Many pharmacists in Brussels have noticed a remarkable increase in the demand for Covid-19 tests this weekend, following the official expansion of ...
Students filmed naked on ULB campus given a warning
A group of students caught on camera mimicking sexual acts on the campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been issued an official ...
EU Digital Covid Certificate becomes an international success story
The European Commission adopted on Monday a report on the EU Digital Covid Certificate and its implementation across the EU. According to the ...
Belgian chocolatier agrees to $15 million settlement over misled consumers allegations
Internationally recognised Belgian chocolate manufacturer Godiva has reached a $15 million (€12.9 million) settlement after US consumers said they ...
‘Buying second home does not mean you are rich’: government disagrees on tax break
The Francophone liberal MR party and the Flemish socialist Vooruit party strongly disagree on the current scheme for tax benefits on people's second ...
EMA starts evaluating Pfizer vaccine for children over 5 years old
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started evaluating an application to extend the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children ...
Energy prices: EU’s demand and supply dilemma in importing natural gas
The European Commission adopted last week a plan on how to tackle the rise in global energy prices in the short-term while relying on the transition ...
Tram line and cycle path to connect Brussels’ outskirts to airport
Works on a tram line connecting Brussels, the NATO headquarters and Brussels Airport in Zaventem, which could attract up to 10,000 passengers a day, ...
SKYFALL: European police complete counter-drone training in Antwerp
In a joint project between Belgium’s federal police and the Brussels Capital Ixelles Policing Area, 15 European police officers visited Antwerp to ...
Offshore wind farms could help reach climate neutrality by 2050
A study carried out by the Bureau fédérale du Plan (BFP) – an independent Belgian organisation that investigates questions of environmental and ...
Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...