In the centre of the city, bikes are often faster than cars. The City of Brussels has bicycle racks and boxes, rental systems of bicycles, bicycle routes and a Bike Commission.
A good bike rack is important, because it allows the cyclists to park properly and avoid bike theft. The City also has bike boxes for local residents.
The City of Brussels opted for a U-model hanging down. Several hundreds of them were installed, mainly in the city centre. The City wants to replace all the older bike racks by this new type.
The demand for the placement of such a rack can be made by e-mail:
The City of Brussels has bicycle boxes on its territory. A bicycle box is a box with key access that can accommodate 5 bikes from local residents.
The rent for a place costs 60 euro per year.
Map with bicycle boxes
The applicant for a bicycle box must be living on the territory of the City. The places are allocated according to the order of the dates of the applications. A waiting list will be drawn up for each box.
The management of the bicycle boxes has been entrusted to the Cyclo association for a period of 2 years (since 1 April 2017).
More information about the user requirements, registration and the demand of a bike box:
There are several possibilities of renting a bike in the City of Brussels.
The ICR (regional bicycle routes) form a network of public roads that are fitted out to allow cyclists to ride in safety:
The theft of bicycles witholds lots of people from riding a bike in the city. Engraving is a good prevention measure. Lost bicycles can be found on the 'Found bicyles' website.
An active policy of prevention is thus indispensable.
- Buy a quality padlock. Various models are available. Choose your padlock according to the value of your bicycle
- Attach the frame of your cycle properly, even if the bicycle is left without surveillance during a limited time
- Use a padlock allowing to block the back wheel
- Register your bike
The mybike.brussels website is the bicycle registration platform of the Brussels Capital Region. Everyone can register and identify his or her bicycle there with the help of a sticker, in order to reduce the risk of theft:
Lost or stolen non-registered bikes that are found by the police end up in a warehouse. On the website Found bicycles, people who have lost a bike in Brussels can look if their bicycle has been found. The search can be according to various criteria.
The Central warehouse is located on the Chaussée de Louvain 659 - 1030 Brussels.
- 02 219 92 69
A Bike Committee was created in Brussels. It consists of representatives of the Alderman for Mobility and Public Space, of municipal and regional agents, the police zone and cycle associations.
The members of this committee discuss important elements of the cycle policy at the municipal level (cycle arrangements, parking for bicycles, cycling education in schools, prevention of bike theft, cycling within the administration, the events of promotion for bikes), cycling in parks,,...
This committee meets every 3 months.
Minutes of the meetings of the Bike Committee
The minutes of the meetings are only available in Dutch and French.
Links: associations for the promotion of the bike
Plan Vélo 2010-2015 (bike plan of the Brussels Capital Region)