Mobility and Road Safety Observatory

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The Data Mobility Brussels website gives you access to various data and publications related to mobility and public works in Brussels.


Brussels Mobility has entrusted a mission to synthesise the very large amount of data available to the Centre for Sociological Studies (CES) of the University Saint-Louis - Brussels (USL-B). This work is being carried out in collaboration with researchers from other universities (ULB and VUB), in order to encourage exchanges and an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of mobility.

The Mobility Observatory has three main objectives

  • to move towards a shared diagnosis between the various mobility actors in Brussels, whereas today, knowledge is fragmented
  • to put the information in relation to each other in order to evaluate its scope and limits, and to identify or relativise certain trends (analysis and monitoring of data)
  • making this information accessible and easily usable by a public of specialists (elected representatives, cabinets, administrations, research departments, etc.) but also interested parties (journalists, citizens, etc.).

In practical terms, the work of the university researchers is reflected in the publication of the Cahiers de l'Observatoire de la mobilité de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.

Publication 1 : L’offre de transport à Bruxelles (27.38 MB)

Publication 2 : Les pratiques de déplacement à Bruxelles (9.11 MB)

Publication 3 : Les pratiques de déplacement à Bruxelles : analyses approfondies (4.1 MB)

Publication 4 : Le transport de marchandises et la logistique à Bruxelles : état des lieux et perspectives (21.71 MB)

Publication 5 :  Le partage de l’espace public en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale : (19.05 MB) et Le partage de l’espace public en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (suite) (15.88 MB)

Publication 6 : Analyse des déplacements domicile-travail et domicile-école en lien avec la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (28.93 MB)

Publication 7 : Le vélo en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.pdf (27.75 MB)

In recent years, the use of big data in mobility studies has become widespread. Brussels Mobility has made use of a number of data sources and, following on from the Mobility Observatory, wanted to identify the challenges of this theme.

The aim of this technical paper is to illustrate the opportunities in the Brussels-Capital Region, but also to show the many challenges that this raises. The authors discuss the production of knowledge, the relationship with the smart city, the challenges facing public administrations and researchers, and the description of three specific data sources.