"Shop & Go": 30 minutes free parking
"Shop & Go" is a new 30-minute free parking system in three streets of the City of Brussels. These new places are designed to facilitate access to shops for Brussels motorists. "Shop & Go" was initiated by Marion Lemesre, alderman of Economic Affairs, and Els Ampe, alderman of Mobility.
Since Monday, April 23, the parking spaces "Shop & Go" allow motorists to park for free for half an hour, without placing a disk or ticket timestamp. Three sites of this type were created for a six-month test period, in three shopping streets particularly frequented by motorists: the streets Sainte-Catherine, Marie-Christine and the one along the Place du Grand Sablon.
"Motorists who have a small race to do no longer have difficulties to find a free space and access to businesses," said Marion Lemesre (MR), sheriff in charge of Commerce and Parking.
These locations, which can be tracked through traffic signs and orange markings, are equipped with intelligent sensors that detect the presence of a vehicle. If the motorist has not left the place after 30 minutes of parking, a signal is sent to the agents of the Horodateurs cell. The motorist risks a fine of 25 €.
This system, which has already proven itself in Kortrijk, Braine-L'Alleud, La Louvière, Antwerp and Ostend, is installed for the first time in the Brussels Region. "Thanks to the" Shop & Go "places, motorists who want to make a short stop are less tempted to park in double file and turn less in the neighborhoods before finding a place," explains Els Ampe Mobility alderman ( Open VLD).
The sensors are active from Monday to Saturday, from 9 to 18h. Outside these hours, residents can park on the places "Shop and Go" without time limit.
Source & photo credit: Communiqué of the City of Brussels