Car Free Sunday

This Sunday, 18th September, is Car Free Sunday, an annual event held here in Brussels and in hundreds of other cities around the world (although the dates may differ). It is all part of the European Week Of Mobility which this year is supporting the theme Smart Mobility, Strong Economy


What does this mean?
Put simply you will not be allowed on the roads of in any of the 19 municipalites of the Brussels region in a motorised vehicle. There are a few exceptions including Emergency vehicles, public transport and those who have applied and been approved as a pass holder for the day. The Brussels Ring (R0) is open to traffic as usual and those heading into the city are urged to park and ride from Car Park C at Brussels Expo.

Everyone is encouraged to take to the streets in any other way that they can. Walking, running, cycling, roller skating, skateboarding . . . . . . . . you get the idea.

Public transport on both STIB, TEC and De Lijn is FREE throughout the day.

What will be happening?

If you have never been in Brussels on Car Free Sunday then be prepared to see things you never thought you would ever see. Exercise classes in the middle of some of the busiest roads in Europe (They have been known to being their own grass to perform on), people skiing along the pentagon and a great party atmosphere wherever you turn.

There are events and activities being held across the city  in all different shapes and sizes ranging from Folklorissimo on the Grand Place, to the Extreme Sports Experience in the pedestrian zone.
For a full list of the days events please visit the City of Brussels website 


Still need to know more?

Why not take a listen to our reports from a previous Car Free Sunday by clicking HERE