A large part of the public space in Brussels are regional roads managed by Brussels Mobility (29% of all roads in the Brussels Capital Region are regional roads). Because of their size and central character located in the middle of living environments, valuable natural parks and blue networks, they are a major lever in the transition to a climate-adaptive and healthy city. Brussels Mobility therefore wants to focus intensively on the sustainable renewal of regional roads that can have the most impact in terms of biodiversity, water management, greening and quality of life.
BUUR Part of Sweco is responsible for the permanent support of Brussels Mobility in three parts:
1. Drawing up a supported vision and action plan for demineralisation and greening in the short and medium term. The vision provides a new, integrated view on the functionality and ecosystem value of regional roads, complementing the classic definition of roads as spaces for transport. GIS analyses and multi-criteria research determine the priorities and indicate where interventions can have the greatest impact. Benchmarks with state-of-the-art projects in other cities help to set ambitious indicators for the climate resilient regional roads.
2. Providing technical support for the design of regional roads, from concept to implementation, from minor interventions to complete reconstruction of streets from façade to façade or squares. Monitoring and researching the projects will feed into the building up and sharing of knowledge within the administration and other actors.
3. Drawing up and implementing ecological management plans for all green spaces managed by Brussels Mobility.