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As of 1 October 2011, the City of Brussels gives a bonus to buy an electric bicycle or an electric kit to change a bicycle into an electric bike. The bonus is only for people who live on the territory of the City of Brussels (1000 - 1020 -1120 -1130) for at least one year.
With the bonus, the City wishes to promote the use of a practical and environmentally friendly means of transportation. Even people with poor physical condition and elderly can use the bike in this way.
Amount of the bonus
The bonus is 25% of the purchase price and is in proportion to the income of the family or single person:
- up to 300 euro for persons with gross incomes of up to 30,000 euro per year (45,000 euro for families)
- up to 200 euro for persons with gross incomes of more than 30,000 euro per year (45,000 euro for families)
For the kits, the bonus goes up to 150 euro or 100 euro under the same conditions.
Bonus in 2013?
The bonus will be granted within the limits of the available budget. For 2013 the budget has not been approved yet. The bonus is thus provisionally suspended.
How to apply for the bonus?
The demand for the bonus has to be sent before 1 December in writing to:
Boulevard Anspach 6
02 279 29 22
Note: the application must be sent within three months after the purchase.
For the year 2012, there is a budget of 25,000 euro. The bonus will be given within the limits of the available budget.
No parking control in Laeken before 1 July
Before 1 July 2013 there will be no parking control in the newly regulated areas of the Laeken sector. So no fines will be given in the streets of Laeken that become a blue zone or a paying zone in the new Parking plan of the City of Brussels.