Canal villages such as Rieme, Kerkbrugge, Langerbrugge and Doornzele can thus become more accessible.

The big question is whether we will soon also be traveling with a water bus in the Ghent canal zone, but if it is up to Lydia Peeters, this thought could become reality. “I am already having a feasibility study drawn up for passenger transport in the Ghent canal zone. Transport by water is now an important alternative to the car,” says Lydia Peeters.

Canal villages such as Rieme, Kerkbrugge, Langerbrugge and Doornzele can thus become more accessible and get rid of their transport poverty. The youth branch of the Ghent N-VA launched a call for a 'water bus' to sail in the port of Ghent. The mustard comes from Antwerp. A waterbus has been sailing back and forth on the Scheldt there for years.

"If we were to receive a budget from Flanders, we would of course be very satisfied."

Port alderman Sofie Bracke (Open VLD)
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It is clear in her tweet today that Peeters, Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works and title-holding mayor Dilsen-Stokkem, embraces the idea for the water bus. Port alderman Sofie Bracke (Open VLD) also announced that a feasibility study is underway at the Flemish Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters. According to Peeters, the waterbus is important in the context of the 'modal shift' and sustainable travel”.  

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