The number of cyclists has doubled in 5 years noted l’Observatoire du vélo. A growing success!
A map of cycle paths is available. It includes existing and planned ICR routes (“itinéraires cyclables régionaux”) as well as other infrastructure like bicycle lanes, bicycle parking…. These maps can be consulted online on: Bruxelles Mobilité ,
or bought at a nominal price of 1€ from various biking associations:
On the other hand, there are lovely cycle rides waiting to be explored in the parks on the edge of town, such as the Forêt de Soignes, which is the continuation of the Bois de la Cambre at the end of Avenue Louise, or the Parc de Tervuren, which also borders on the Forêt de Soignes a little further out of Brussels.
The cyclist must respect the highway code , nevertheless, the cyclist can take a one-way street in the opposite direction, provided that the appropriate panel authorizes it.
Where to get your bike engraved in order to find it more easily.
mybike.brussels a bike registration platform in Brussels which enables you to register and identify your bike with the help of a new sticker to reduce the risk of theft and of being stolen for resale.
It can replace the traditional engraving. The QR code quickly enables you to know whether the bike was reported stolen.
Different information can also be reported such as the colour of the bike or certain distinctive elements. This system is used by police zones.
Veloflic Polbru : Facebook page of the Brussels police for stolen bikes
Reparing or buying a second hand bike ?
Rue de Flandre, 85 - 1000 Bruxelles
T 03 513 95 55
Find a secure parking place for your bike in Brussels
Clever concept, fun and ecological! There are 360 Villo stations and 5000 bikes available. 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, you can rent a bike (with a lock!) in any cyclocity station and give it back in any VILLO station. Subscribe through the website. 32 euros a year for unlimited use. You can also buy a day or week ticket in one of the stations.
T 02 780 511 10
A wonderful possibility. Activate your VILLO card on your MOBIB card.
All bike now : the app of Villo, all the information and services in real time.
VILLO will soon put electric bikes available .... we will let you know!
De Lijn puts bikes at your disposal from Belgian stations (4 in Brussels). Bikes must be returned where they were borrowed.
Shared electric bicycles are flourishing in Brussels. You can pick up and drop off everywhere in Brussels.
An electric bike without a permit ?
That depends on your bike !
All riders of an electric bike which can go faster than 25 km/hr. must, from October 1st, have a driving permit, says SPF Mobilité.
A helmut and a license plate will also be obligatory.
Driving license AM (moped) or B (car permit)
Bike for Brussels brings together all cycling initiatives.
Mopeds and motorbikes
- Type A mopeds : From 16 years old, 25 km/h maximum speed, helmet is obligatory but no licence. Mandatory registration since 31 March 2014.
- Type B mopeds : From 16 years old, 45 km/h maximum speed, A3 driving licence (with theory and practical exams), obligatory helmet. Non-compliance will incur a fine.
- Motorbikes : From 18 years old, A1 or A2 licence depending on the cubic capacity : 50 cm3
For motorcycle licences:
Between 2015 and 2016, the number of cyclists has increased by 30%, noted l’Observatoire Bruxellois for bikes.
The maximum authorised speed for unicycles, scooters and electric skateboards is from 18 to 25 km/h.
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