« The Brussels Metropolitan road map in the short, medium and long run »

In a short term action plan, the Mobility Shift working group identifies problems or obstructions concerning mobility within the Brussels metropolitan region for which Brussels Metropolitan can potentially intervene because of its interregional nature.

Simultaneously, studies are realized of which the results will allow for the collaboration between public and private sector to be improved.

In the longer term, BM also works on a road map for the Brussels metropolitan region, containing interregional recommendations.

Forward, Brussels Metropolitan will make an assessment of its realizations since its creation in 2008. After ten years of activity, in which direction will it go next? Eventually, the interregional nature of the organization is probably a signpost for the ideal approach to tackle certain problems and to bring forward a systemic and coordinated vision of mobility in the three regions.


Brussels Metropolitan uses an approach in five phases that aims to suggest concrete solutions for metropolitan mobility in the short, medium and long term.

1. Study

Listing mobility studies on the Brussels metropolitan region of the last ten years, studying best practices in other European cities and drawing up a cartography of actors and stakeholders that should be consulted.

2. Structure

Identifying the problematic issues of metropolitan mobility, then structuring these issues along the five action topics of Brussels Metropolitan: Governance, Infrastructure, Urban planning, Technology & Innovation and Mentality Change.

3. Consult

Consulting all parties concerned by the problematic issues of metropolitan mobility, gathering all necessary information and identifying the actors or potential project drivers in function of the degree of priority attributed to the different mobility projects.

4. Bring together

Building coalitions between actors or stakeholders by bringing concrete proposals and projects they can adhere to.

These actors can, for example, be public transport companies, logistics and the transport companies. The stakeholders are trade unions, middle classes, environmental groups, business owners and citizens.

5. Consolidate

Consolidating the projects driven by these coalitions while assuring their proper management following agreed procedures, such as respect for timing constraints, regular reporting and evaluation of the expected results.


The Mobility Shift working group of Brussels Metropolitan is formed by four mobility experts, representing the four founding organizations of Brussels Metropolitan (UWE, Voka, VBO and BECI), as well as the Intendant of Brussels Metropolitan, Alain Deneef, and one advisor.

Goedele Sannen


Nicolas Coomans


Samuel Saelens


Ischa Lambrechts


Each founding member (UWE, Voka, VBO and BECI) has appointed one representative – Single Point of Contact – who meets up every month with the Intendant of Brussels Metropolitan in order to follow up closely on the activities of the organization.

Jan Van Doren


Olivier Joris


Xavier Dehan


Yves-Etienne Massart


The Board of Directors of Brussels Metropolitan is composed of three members of the founding organization, as well as the past and co-chairman, and the present chairman, Jean-Charles Wibo (CEO of Vlassenroot SA).