Do you live in the Brussels-Capital Region? Perhaps you work here or maybe you’re visiting? Smartcity.brussels would like to invite you to contribute to the citizens’ ideas box. You can submit your suggestions on how to develop a smart city within our region.
Discover the suggestions in the smartcity.brussels visitors’ ideas box and vote for your favourite ideas!
Make every street a fruit street, with fig, apple, pear, medlar and other trees, which all thrive in our climate. Choose the variety according to the amount (...)
Actively encourage people to think about installing a hive in their garden. That way, children will also learn about the good bees do and tell the difference (...)
Today we tend to always take the car, even for short trips such as a ride to the town hall or to do groceries in the neighbourhood. Not surprising, because if you (...)
Communicate on air quality. Use various channels (TV, radio, papers, social media, etc.) to encourage people to use their bikes once a week.
If there were smart traffic lights everywhere, it would ease traffic on major roads.
Hello, I’ve been using a scooter in Brussels for seven years now. Nothing is being done to encourage this form of transport, which would reduce congestion (...)
Homeowners with solar panels should pay 3% VAT on grid electricity, tenants 18%. Homeowners aged 30 to 45 (houses) who don’t have solar panels should pay (...)
I’m assuming that you need to fulfil at least 80% of a company’s requirements before you can consider applying for a job My (...)
Smart terminals in the municipalities. They could – show an itinerary and send it to a smartphone – supply information on nearby places/facilities (...)
Hello, here’s an idea that concerns many citizens: it would be good if parents could request one or more permits to leave the country, the same for ex (...)
People in distress should be able to call the police quickly by pressing an emergency button in Metro stations. More safety in Metro stations and on trams, (...)
A proposal for modular and useful outdoor furnishings to invite passers-by to enjoy passage places and take in their beauty.
Grant a salary bonus when an employee uses public transport to commute (and prove every day that this means of transport has been used by using an app for example (...)
As in other large European cities, have one large municipality which takes the general policy decisions for the city and keep the other 19 in the form of districts (...)
The way rubbish is collected in Brussels needs changing. Plastic bags are unnecessary and create even more waste. Reusable rubbish containers should be installed (...)
Machines which would swap waste for transport tickets would be installed at metro entrances and near tram and bus stops. Not everyone is able to pay €2.10 (...)
250 skateboards to rent Recharging terminals Special skateboard tracks
Make the centre of Brussels a fully pedestrian area. To enable people to travel, for instance to connect museums, shopping streets (rue Neuve) and other places (...)
My solution to all this hassle is a single online tool that stores and processes all data concerning the same person. Whatever the service or department, they will (...)
It’s high time the emissions of cars were tested not on the basis of theoretical papers, but according to reality. And by that I mean that when a smoking (...)
Promote the use of them by all citizens, starting for example with secondary school students by organising production activities around unifying projects (such (...)
Some applications (Waze, etc.) can use beacons installed in tunnels to improve precision and assist guidance (exit identification) in tunnels.
One simple way for citizens to interact easily with a smart city is by pressing a button. Luckily, a great many traffic lights are fitted with them and everyone (...)
At the moment, in the Brussels Region you have to buy between 2 and 4 different tickets to travel from the outskirts into the city - not surprising that citizens (...)
The principle is to set up a public lighting system which allows streetlights to be gradually switched on and off according to when the sun rises and sets for the (...)
Provide a form of identification that allows every person who lives in the Brussels region to park easily in every one of the 19 municipalities instead of being (...)
The centre of Brussels has hardly any fenced areas where you can let a dog off the leash and allow it to play or run for a while. In Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark (...)
It is already being proposed for the E411 motorway.
Install terminals with self-service electric scooters to facilitate mobility in the city (at reasonable prices of course).
?After having equipped the metro and pre-metro stations, equipping the region’s overground train stations with wifi would also be useful for citizens.
The idea is to make a strength of what is regarded by many as an aberration of the Belgian tax system, namely the company car. The basic premise is that (...)
A car sharing web app is currently only available for residents of Le Coin du Balai in Watermael-Boitsfort. The app has been working for 3 years. (...)
Geopositioning of the cyclist (with a map and journey like a sat-nav adapted specifically to the cyclists’ highway code) Parking with (...)
MobiJob would allow job seekers to be notified of a job opening in a location close to where they are. A map (Google Map type) would show the locations of (...)
The idea would be to equip the Brussels-Capital Region with smart roads and sources of electricity for electric vehicles. The latter, at least on the main roads (...)
Traffic is number one challenge inn Brussels and Belgium in general form my personal point of view. Why subsidy company cars, car commuting and pollution? < (...)
Develop bigger and better libraries that offer working facilities including a more traditional multimedia library plus... Free Wifi and ITC centers
Retail opening hours in Brussels are very limited. For many working families and singles the only tie possible to do shopping is Saturdays. As a side effect traffic (...)
Traffic lights in Brussels are not well synchronised. Synchtonizing traffic lights could improve traffic flow in the city. this would mean ensurinh that traffic (...)
Brussels streets are full of uncompleted road/street works. Reasonable deadlines should be set for these works to be completes and daily delay penalties should (...)
Brussels communes now have different administrative procedures and competencies (e.g. diff. ID cards, diff. police units, diff. regulations, etc). It would make (...)
Currently road traffic in Brussel sand around is a nightmare. Creating a central body that is liable and accountable for improving traffic flow in the city and (...)
Parents driving children to school are a huge source of traffic problems in Brussels. Institutionalising school buses and incentivising their use by means of tax (...)
I think that is very important organize more sundays without car I think that the people will be more happy ,everybody will go more around the city and our healthy (...)
Brussels is the capital of Europe and a real crossroads of European companies. Europe is launching initiatives relating to the circular economy and (...)
The solution consists of setting up a shared services platform between the different actors responsible for preparing, planning and performing work which affects (...)
A dedicated platform for people to develop and produce smart technology. Companies/Individuals selected will be given some funding and help to create their technology (...)
Self-driving cars are no longer out of the ordinary. Electrically powered cars are particularly useful for short distances. Nowhere more so than in cities. Overcrowded (...)
Often, when leaving Brussels, the speed limit in tunnels is 50 km/h, although the traffic is free-flowing and there are few cars. I suggest smart speed limits should (...)
Technology similar to the FON app with which for a recognised and detected wifi zone, entering authentication each time is no longer needed. This means you (...)
Offer a drink of soup, coffee or tea infinitely, according to personal taste where everyone brings their own ingredients or buys them for a more expensive price (...)
Are you unconvinced about the Brussels cycle routes mainly comprised of little white bicycles drawn randomly on the edge of the road? Are you fed up of being honked (...)
I often find myself parking my car quite far from my home due to a lack of parking spaces, and it may often remain there for several days, typically from Sunday (...)
Welcome artists/musicians sign post at Zaventem or at the outskirts of any portal on entering Bruxelles. With numbers to call.. Which lets, artists/musicians new (...)
It’s about modernising Brussels and transforming it into an ecological, comfortable, sustainable, in a word ... smart and modern city. Achieved (...)
These are protective doors, placed along the metro platform edge to prevent suicides, people from crossing the tracks, falls by children and blind people, etc. (...)
All the current transitparkings are in the South-Western part of Brussels (
These roads are arterial roads for traffic entering and leaving Brussels. Traffic is obstructed or blocked when a delivery van, truck or car double-parks during (...)
This idea was inspired by an image seen on this website ?a transport system on rails running along the canal?. Apparently, this idea is being envisaged in France (...)
In a 2010 report, the European Commission estimated annual food waste generation in the EU 27 at approximately 179kg per capita, or 89m tonnes. While (...)
The Android application SoundCity exists. Enough users need to get involved and the results need to be analysed in order to help the prevention policies.
Currently there are not enough measuring stations in Brussels to really get an accurate view of air pollution. Even if more were added, there is still an issue (...)
Whenever a major event takes place (national holiday, Winter Fun, Zinneke parade, Ommegang, Pride parade, etc.), high-speed Wi-Fi could be available free of charge (...)
A number of OpenStreetMap (OSM) contributors have already done some amazing work, in particular importing Urbis data, but there is still a great deal to be done (...)
The proposed solution is presented as an advantageous scenario for both drivers and the communes. The communes will provide hassle-free parking for drivers while (...)
Several urban centres charge a toll or alternate registration numbers ?even and odd? during pollution peaks to reduce damage.Almost all vehicles have (...)
A city is mobile by definition, but Brussels is groaning under the weight of queues and poor air quality. Queues cost us EUR 511 million every year, and air pollution (...)
Following the example of Singapore ?1975? and London ?2003?, a "Congestion Charge" should be levied for all motor vehicles that enter this zone ?excluding residents (...)
To meet your needs, do you use the space and public services of the 19 municipalities of Brussels? Brussels needs you to come up with ideas that support living (...)
To be able to have a Smart City like Brussels, merging very different and international cultures, paying Taxes and working in Brussels, changing / Registering address (...)
For people who work and also people who do not live close to their town hall it is not always easy to get to the town hall. Often they even have to go twice: (...)
These centres are at least on contact with your supplier of electricity, telephony, water, etc. But they can also pay any bill together with you. Example: you (...)
Offering the possibility of hiring temporary hotspots for internet-intensive events. For example with the Flemish Community Commission lending service. Because (...)
By this way they can check traffic, the weather conditions or simply check random but basic corners of the city.
Huge injustices persist. Here are two of them: in Wallonia, the ‘école numérique’ (digital school) offers the possibility of taking part in calls (...)
An application that indicates the air quality in real time (+ comparison with previous period) by questioning the nearest monitoring station. A development (...)
Offer streaming of municipal council meetings on commune websites.
In Brussels, each means of transport available has its own smartphone application: the public transport company, the national railway company, Villo! (bicycle (...)
A global solution to the parking problem in Brussels thanks to a method of paying for parking by mobile phone. After a fast subscription process, drivers (...)
Offering Wi-Fi at tram and bus stops and not just in the metro system, with the possibility of charging batteries using solar panels, as well …
Fix My Street is the most successful application for improving Brussels to date. Why not consider the same type of application to clean our streets (...)
Companies in Brussels: bonuses (taxes) for companies that reduce (increase) the number of kilometres their staff travel every day to encourage teleworking, provide (...)
Public areas with access to various computers and tablets. With the assistance of enthusiastic volunteers, everyone can use computers and tablets here. Because (...)
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