Brussels

Private Vehicle Sharing with Tour&Taxis

Tour&Taxis is a mixed real estate development close to Brussels North train station. Within the area there are residential, commercial, ministerial, offices, leisure facilities and a 12-ha park, which makes it the biggest park developed in Brussels since 1890. Private vehicles (cars, e-scooters, e-bikes, bicycles, …)  spend 90% of their time parked and not being used. Tour&Taxis is aiming to enhance the mobility options for the site users. RAPTOR can create a solution that promotes car sharing among them. Lending owned vehicles to others so that there is a lower demand on public space for vehicles parking. 


Objectives and solution outcomes 

The solution should meet at least one of the following objectives: 

  • Better use of the private mobility resources 
  • Reduction of on-surface use of public space 
  • Reduction of congestion 
  • Adaptive transport solution for end-users 
  • Attract new users 
  • Create a community feeling for users 
  • Incentives for sharing private vehicles 

The solution can be given as any combination of the following: 

  • A restricted mobility cooperative framework 
  • A software for end users 
  • A maintenance, cleanliness quality control system 
  • Digital panels for live information of available options 

Detailed Challenge Description

Tour&Taxis is a mixed real estate development close to Brussels North train station. Within the area there are residential, commercial, ministerial, offices, leisure facilities and a 12-ha park, which makes it the biggest park developed in Brussels since 1890. There are shuttle services from Tour&Taxis to North Station every 4 minutes with hybrid buses. Tour&Taxis is aiming to enhance the mobility options for the site users. Private vehicles (cars, e-scooters, e-bikes, bicycles, …)  spend 90% of their time parked and not being used. Private vehicles could be used if shared to other members of the community. On the one side there are concerns about maintenance and cleanliness on the other, they are expecting some benefit from it.  


This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.