Webtool records traffic on and around the Brussels ring road

Published on 15/09/2017 in News

Webtool records traffic on and around the Brussels ring road

Since 1 September 2017, 19 municipal authorities on the Flemish Fringe and the Flemish Department of Mobility and Public Works have been retrieving traffic data via a Be-Mobile webtool. This information is important for Flemish Brabant for the redevelopment of the Brussels ring road.

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The Flemish Government is to redevelop the Brussels ring road from Zaventem to Groot-Bijgaarden. To this end, it wants to collect as much data as possible about the traffic flows on the main and secondary road network. The cut-through traffic can be examined via the authorities of 19 communes, because it is important to obtain a true picture of the traffic situation.

Detecting bottlenecks

To collect these data, the government is to call on a Be-Mobile web tool. The Proximus subsidiary – and smart mobility specialist – gathers the necessary data from sat navs, smartphones and fleet systems in vehicles. These data will be used for:

  • Analyses of cut-through traffic with road traffic departure and arrival points per selected location
  • Journey times and bottlenecks on traffic routes
  • Images of the road capacity utilization.

With the help of the tool, tests can be carried out to see what impact a traffic management action would have. This makes it possible to look at whether cut-through traffic would take a different route because it is barred in a given location.

Participating communes

The 19 communes that are participating in the project are all in the busy, frequently congested area of the Flemish Fringe: Dilbeek, Asse, Wemmel, Merchtem, Opwijk, Meise, Grimbergen, Zemst, Vilvoorde, Steenokkerzeel, Machelen, Zaventem, Kortenberg, Kraainem, Wezembeek-Oppem, Tervuren, Huldenberg, Overijse and Hoeilaart.

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