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TOURISM IN BELGIUM

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

In the consumer program “WinWin” on Radio2, Xavier Taveirne shed light on a significant problem in Belgian parking policy, namely the unjustified issuance of parking fines by scanning cars in blue zones. The use of scanning vehicles to enforce parking rules in…

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

The Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, has reserved a budget of 20 million euros for this scheme. With almost 3.000 applications, this budget seems sufficient for the time being.


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Flemish farmers in conflict with Dutch colleagues

The small Belgian village of Postel, located in the province of Antwerp, has recently become the scene of a growing dispute between Belgian and Dutch farmers. A conflict has arisen between Belgian and Dutch farmers in the border region near Postel. Cause…

Antwerp is setting course for better mobility with an extensive ferry service

Antwerp is setting course for better mobility with an extensive ferry service

Antwerp is expanding its ferry service with a second ship, because in addition to the fully electric Op Stroom, the sister ship Marnix Van Sint Aldegonde will also sail on this connection. The city of Antwerp has been operating its ferry service between the Left and…

Smartphone use behind the wheel now results in a driving ban

Smartphone use behind the wheel now results in a driving ban

According to the new rule, anyone caught handling a mobile phone or any other mobile device with a screen while driving a motor vehicle will have to immediately surrender their driving license for 15 days. Smartphone use behind the wheel…

Speed ​​versus feasibility is the dilemma of towing companies in Antwerp

Speed ​​versus feasibility is the dilemma of towing companies in Antwerp

Towing services are under pressure in the battle against the clock on the Antwerp ring road. Rapid intervention in incidents such as accidents or defective vehicles is essential to provide assistance to those involved and to prevent further accidents and long traffic jams. The…

Apartment in Knokke uninhabitable after electric scooter explosion

Apartment in Knokke uninhabitable after electric scooter explosion

Safety tips after a fire in Knokke because smoke detectors can save lives. Along the Zeedijk-Het Zoute in Knokke, an apartment suddenly became a scene of chaos and unrest when the battery of an electric scooter, which was being charged at the time, exploded. This…

Major changes at De Lijn now that thousands of stops have been cancelled

Major changes at De Lijn now that thousands of stops have been cancelled

Since January 6, 2024, De Lijn Flex's flex buses have replaced the well-known call buses in many places. The big difference is in the expansion of the offer. A major change in De Lijn's public transport network will take place on Saturday 6…

Electric driving in Belgium remains a road full of challenges

Electric driving in Belgium remains a road full of challenges

The lack of sufficient fast chargers along highways is not only an inconvenience for electric vehicle drivers, but it also undermines broader efforts to transition to cleaner energy sources. Electric driving in Belgium remains an issue…

Longer bus rides for special education students

Longer bus rides for special education students

Changes in bus transport affect students at BuSO Sint-Elisabeth, with transfers being the main new obstacle. Bus transportation in special education remains a concern. Three months after the start of the school year, it has been shown that approximately 6% of…

The work in Dorpstraat is much more fascinating than what happens in Wetstraat

The work in Dorpstraat is much more fascinating than what happens in Wetstraat

Tim Vandenput has announced that he will not stand for election in the Federal elections in 2024. Belgian representative and mayor of Hoeilaart Tim Vandenput (Open Vld), has announced that he will not stand for election in the Federal elections in June 2024.…

Railway unions continue and NMBS travelers are once again the victims

Railway unions continue and NMBS travelers are once again the victims

This time, two of the three major unions, ACOD and VSOA, are participating in the strike, while ACV Transcom has decided to stay away. The announcement of a new 48-hour strike at the railways shows that there is still tension...

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Disruption due to trade union strike in West Flanders until Tuesday

De Lijn is battling disrupted services due to industrial action, communication via app and website is vital for travelers. The strike of the common trade union front in West Flanders, consisting of ACV, ACOD and ACLVB, has been causing disruptions in public transport for several days. Initially…

80-year-old Babousch from Ghent holds silent march to crematorium for return to bus stop

80-year-old Babousch from Ghent holds silent march to crematorium for return to bus stop

De Lijn itself defends their decision by indicating that passengers can reserve the dial-up bus. Winning her battle against the Flemish transport company De Lijn seems impossible in this local mobility debate. Jeanine Braekenier, better known as Babousch and living in Ledeberg,…

From old De Lijn tram seats to trendy Komrads sneakers

From old De Lijn tram seats to trendy Komrads sneakers

If you thought that the fight against climate change is only the purview of environmental groups or government agencies, think again. The Flemish transport company De Lijn and the Belgian sustainable sneaker brand Komrads are coming together with a new product: a sneaker made from old…

Pitane Mobility and Multiotaxi are joining forces in Flemish Brabant

Pitane Mobility and Multiotaxi are joining forces in Flemish Brabant

MULTIOTAXI taxis in the Flemish Brabant region are equipped with the latest software called Pitane Pallas. The Eindhoven technology company Pitane Mobility and the Flemish taxi company Multiotaxi are joining forces. This strategic collaboration marks a new phase in the transformation of…

Devastating fire at Multiobus casts a shadow over electrical ambitions

Devastating fire at Multiobus casts a shadow over electrical ambitions

Bus traffic in and around Tienen has been seriously disrupted. A devastating fire destroyed a large part of Multiobus, a bus company located in the industrial park of Tienen, last night. The incident has not only shocked the surrounding area due to the…

Ghent will hunt bicycle thieves with decoy bicycles from 2024

Ghent will hunt bicycle thieves with decoy bicycles from 2024

The bill was submitted at the request of the city of Ghent, but its implications are national. The city of Ghent is taking a new step in the fight against bicycle theft. From the beginning of 2024, the Ghent police will be given the green light to use a decoy bicycle…

Brussels is testing a hydrogen taxi, but the current infrastructure poses a significant obstacle

Brussels is testing a hydrogen taxi, but the current infrastructure poses a significant obstacle

After a successful trial with taxis in The Hague, Brussels also shows that hydrogen is a viable alternative to diesel, but more filling stations are needed. As European cities face increasing pressure to adopt environmentally friendly transport solutions,…

Flexi-jobs welcome new sectors but leave taxis out in the cold

Flexi-jobs welcome new sectors but leave taxis out in the cold

While various sectors in Belgium are cheering the recent expansion of flexi-jobs in the 2024 federal budget, emotions in the taxi industry are boiling over with frustration. With the recent expansion of flexi-jobs to twelve new sectors, there is…

Wallonia welcomes Uber: a leap forward or a pitfall?

Wallonia welcomes Uber: a leap forward or a pitfall?

While the Walloon Parliament welcomes Uber and similar services, there are concerns about fair competition and the future of social transport. The access of platforms such as Uber, Bolt and Heetch to Walloon roads is a fact. The Walloon Parliament gave…

Ghent is taking the lead in balancing urban parking needs with flexible parking

Ghent is taking the lead in balancing urban parking needs with flexible parking

The solution is simple, bicycles during the day and vehicles at night. The flexible use of parking spaces allows institutions and their visitors to be better served, while local residents can also benefit from the parking facilities outside these peak times. To tackle parking problems,…

Major renovation of Antwerp's premetro will start in 2026

Major renovation of Antwerp's premetro will start in 2026

De Lijn is using increased government funding to modernize the 50-year-old network and prepare it for the future. De Lijn, the Flemish public transport company, has announced plans to undergo a major renovation of the Antwerp premetro,…

Ghent is pioneering emission-free urban logistics with a view to 2030

Ghent is pioneering emission-free urban logistics with a view to 2030

Logistics traffic has a major impact on the quality of life and safety in our city. The Belgian city of Ghent has committed to being a forerunner in the field of emission-free urban logistics by 2030, an ambition that…

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Belgian Ryanair pilots announce fourth strike in two months

The timing of this announced strike could hardly be more critical. Ryanair's Belgian pilots, mainly active at Charleroi airport, will strike again on September 14 and 15. This will be the fourth strike in two months, and the…

Leuven from student city to pioneer in shared mobility is a real car-sharing city

Leuven from student city to pioneer in shared mobility is a real car-sharing city

Leuven has proven that a city does not have to be big to realize great ideas. Mainly known as a student city and home to the oldest university in Belgium, Leuven adds a new title to its list: a forerunner in shared mobility.…

Bus drivers are on the shortage occupation list

Bus drivers are on the shortage occupation list

While the list opens the door to new job opportunities, it also calls into question the challenges of language barriers and integration. With the recent expansion of the shortage occupation list from 22 to 29 positions, companies can now more easily recruit Turks, Moroccans and other non-EU citizens…

Minibuses and taxis abolished because the number of journeys has been optimized

Minibuses and taxis abolished because the number of journeys has been optimized

With only a few days to go before the new school year, it is anxiously quiet around concrete solutions. With the end of the summer holidays, many parents and schools are bracing themselves for the start of the new school year. Especially for children in…

GTL warns of social and economic carnage in the taxi sector

GTL warns of social and economic carnage in the taxi sector

GTL's call is a wake-up call for all parties involved. The National Group of Companies with Chauffeured Taxi and Location Vehicles (GTL), the interest group representing the taxi industry, has sounded the alarm about a growing shortage of taxi drivers. According to GTL…

Hydrogen as the key to sustainable mobility is the vision of Colruyt Group

Hydrogen as the key to sustainable mobility is the vision of Colruyt Group

As a retailer, the company takes responsibility for smart and sustainable handling of goods mobility. Colruyt Group, a respected Belgian family business with roots going back to three generations, is taking major steps in the world of sustainable mobility. With more than 33.000…

Lotte Kopecky, star of Assenede and ambassador for Škoda

Lotte Kopecky, star of Assenede and ambassador for Škoda

It came as no surprise that the competition mainly comes from the Netherlands, but the woman who turns setbacks into triumphs drove Belgium to gold since the first gold in the road race in 1973. Assenede in East Flanders celebrated an international heroine today. Lotte Kopecky…

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