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who are we?

walk brings together Brussels citizens and stakeholders to promote walking, both for leisure and day-to-day life. Our aim is to build a pedestrian dynamic across the entire Brussels-Capital Region. walk is calling on all thos who walk in Brussels. 
Together, let’s make pedestrian voices heard.

 

Many people dream of a city in which it is pleasant to walk. A city where pedestrians are visible and active, both in the streets and public spaces, and in the social and political debate. This is what many actors are working towards. 

walk is the brainchild of the Tous à Pied and Trage Wegen non-profits, which are both actively involved in pedestrian policy and walking in Belgium.

vision & history

 

In 2020, the project to bolster the pedestrian dynamic in the Brussels-Capital Region began to take shape and proposed a long-term vision to federate the initiatives already in place, defend the interests of walking and the rights of pedestrians and promote walking and its benefits. 

 

The ambitious project would take shape in 2021 with the creation of the walk platform, the publication of the association's manifesto and the gathering together of a series of Brussels actors around walking, be it for leisure or utilitarian. 

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mission

We aim to empower pedestrian voices and facilitate a network of organisations, experts and advocates around walking and pedestrians. 

 

walk will act as a point of contact, an information centre and a forum for questions, concerns and initiatives related to walking and pedestrians in the Brussels-Capital Region.

We will continue to study pedestrian behaviour and raise awareness of the benefits of walking. 

 

At walk, we strive to defend, support, stimulate and implement walking and pedestrian-friendly policy, in areas such as mobility, public spaces, urban planning, road safety, health, ecology, sport, leisure and culture...

The statuts of walk are available in French or Dutch.

 

the team

 

Emilie has been a coordinator at walk since September 2020.

 

She lives in Brussels and is an avid walker, whether for fresh air, travel or simply for leisure. She previously set up the Brussels Greeters network and was responsible for the guided tours sector in the Brussels-Capital Region.

 

At walk, Emilie is responsible for day-to-day management and general coordination. 

coordinator

Emilie Herssens

0483 04 69 50

 

 

 

Florence is a project manager at walk since September 2021. She walks to the office every day, taking advantage of the parks and slow ways on her way. 

She has been working for almost 7 years in the mobility sector, with experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

project manager

Florence Lepoudre

0472 78 07 72

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board of directors

Pierre-Jean Bertrand
A keen walker and daily pedestrian, Pierre-Jean monitors pedestrian and accessibility policy. He was Pedestrian Manager at Brussels Mobility for more than 10 years and today is more than happy to share his recipe for a sustainable pedestrian city.

 

Andy Vandevyvere

Andy has been a coordinator at Trage Wegen since 2007. He likes to encourage reflection on social and environmental issues, to raise the issue of walking and pedestrian policy. He represents Trage Wegen on the board of directors.

 

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