Discover our accessible port solutions on Car-free Sunday

Monday 27 08 2018

Sunday 16 September marks the start of Mobility Week. Take advantage of this Car-free Sunday to visit the Groenplaats square in Antwerp and discover what the port has to offer as an alternative to the car. 

"In collaboration with the port community and our own people we are working to develop an accessible port," says mobility manager Tom Verlinden. "We offer numerous alternative possibilities to help people avoid traffic jams. For example, we encourage our thousands of employees in the port to travel by bike. We act as a facilitator, investing in safe cycling infrastructure and a network of bike busses and water busses. After all, the river Scheldt offers a wonderful alternative highway for travel between home and work. And to offer yet more alternatives for commuters, as from next year there will be an interconnecting system of bus transport and a collective electric bike system for the port area."

"In the meantime we are looking at alternatives for freight transport too. We are trying to get containers onto barges and trains as quickly as possible. Within ten years, only four out of ten containers will be transported via trucks.  And where possible to avoid trucks being stuck in traffic during the day we are encouraging them to operate at night.

"In fact we are trying to achieve both a mental and a modal shift in all areas. The upcoming Mobility Week and our participation in Car-free Sunday are excellent opportunities to showcase our mobility initiatives and further encourage people to use alternative means of transport."

Mobility Week

Each year during Mobility Week the Sustainable Mobility Network focuses on the transport behaviour of particular groups of people, with various initiatives and campaigns aimed at encouraging citizens, government departments and companies to adopt the mobility of tomorrow.

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