The transport region of Antwerp has developed a promising Draft Regional Mobility Plan, or Route Plan 2030. This plan outlines a strategic vision of mobility for different modes of transport. Antea Group prepared the accompanying Draft plan EIA, which describes potential environmental impacts.

Focus on sustainable mobility

The transport region of Antwerp, home to more than a million people in 32 municipalities, currently faces an ambitious challenge. Indeed, the mobility needs of this region are weighing down its liveability and accessibility. With an eye on a sustainable future and relieving the burden on the mobility infrastructure, there is a strategic change of direction. That change is contained in the Route Plan 2030, for which we were responsible for the Draft plan EIA with Antea Group.

Our study showed that, in its globality, the Route Plan 2030's package of measures will lead to a slight decrease in car traffic within the region. In addition, there will be a significant shift of traffic from the local road network to the highways, especially in the urban and suburban areas. The plan also counteracts cut-through traffic, which will lead to less congestion in residential areas and encourage more efficient use of main roads. Finally, it clearly targets a transition (or modal shift) to sustainable modes of transport. The main emphasis here is on travel by foot, bicycle or public transport.

Public consultation of the plan EIA

The Draft plan EIA takes a detailed look at the possible environmental effects of the preliminary draft Regional Mobility Plan. Curious about the future of mobility in the Antwerp Transport Region? All interested parties can view the Route Plan 2030 documents and share comments. This is still possible until Friday 29 December 2023.