Host of numerous UCI events in the past, Flanders will welcome the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships and UCI Road World Championships in 2021.
The Flemish cycling policy plan was adopted in 2016, with the priorities focused on enhancing bicycle use - namely commuting and school traffic - and increasing road safety for cyclists. A new strategy for bicycle use will be implemented in the run-up to the 2021 UCI Road World Championships, allowing for a collaboration between all governments, knowledge institutes, social organizations and platforms, in order to strengthen the current cycling policy. Investments in cycling infrastructure should increase to 300 million euro a year by 2024, with more than 150 million euro invested in 2019. The network of cycling highways in Flanders includes 119 individual routes and a total of 2,650 km, while Flanders residents use their bike for 16% of their daily trips. The Flanders road safety plan has the ambitious goal of zero deadly victims by 2050.
Government Flemish government
Area 13,625 km2
Bicycle Modal Share/ Trips by bike
Current 16% of daily trips
Future target Sustainable modal share of 40% (cycling, walking, public transport)
Bicycle Network Length 2650 km