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    VUB by bike

    Biking in Brussels is on the rise! The VUB wants to do all it can to support this trend. 

    Bicycle shed

    Bike racks

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: building B, building D, building Q, building I, building K, building L and U-residence.
    • Brussels Health Campus: building R, building G/H and building K

    Closed bicycle shed

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus:
      • Where?
        • under buildings B/C
        • next to building K
      • Access?
        • with an electronic key (€35 security deposit)
        • regulations for the secured bike sheds.
        • request access to the closed bike shed via this form.
      • Handing in electronic key:
    • Brussels Health Campus:
      • Where?
        • under building B/C
      • Access?

    Showering

    After cycling you can take a free shower:

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: at the Sports Complex after presenting your sports card (€5, to be bought at the Sport Service)
    • Brussels Health Campus: building B (changing rooms of the Kinetiek, with lockers)

    VUB bike kit

    If you frequently go to the campus by bike, you can ask for a bike kit, including a fluorescent vest, rain cover, leg straps, a cycling map, .... Interested? Send an e-mail to greenteam@vub.be and they will put together a bike kit for you.

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: GreenTeam office, room E.208
    • Brussels Health Campus: reception desk of the medical library.

    Biking between campuses

    Brussels is becoming ever more bicycle-friendly. When you’re on a bike you control your own travel time, regardless of traffic jams.

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus - Brussels Health Campus: ca. 11km (25 minutes)

    Discover your route with the active modes map which you can request with your mobility manager.

    Bicycle Working Group

    • Where? Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus and Brussels Health Campus.
    • What? The working group encourages cycling and supports VUB policymakers in the making of bicycle friendly choices.
    • Participating, getting informed and suggestions via fiets@vub.be

    Finding your way by bike

    If you're new to biking in Brussels, you might need help finding your way in the urban maze. 

    Biking routes

    The Active Modes Map comes in a handy, pocket-size format in Dutch, French and English. Get your map on every mobility event or:

    This map contains walking and biking routes through Brussels, travel times between main landmarks, traffic-free zones and a 60km long green hike through the city.

    Biking coach

    You want to explore Brussels by bike but you would like some personal guidance? Find it through these initiatives:

    • Bike Experience: receive personal advice from a coach who knows your cycling route like the back of his hand.
    • VUB cycling school for students and staff: go cycling in group and learn good cycling behaviour in Brussels' busy traffic. Contact the Mobility Manager.
    • Just moved to Brussels? Ask the Mobility Manager to help find you a godmother or godfather to advise you on a cycling route. 

    Rent-a-bike

    You don't have to own a bike to ride one.

    Biking Hub Triomflaan

    This workshop rents out citybikes and mountainbikes for a period of 1 day to 1 year, with a discount if you represent your studentcard.

    • Where? Triomflaan 40 1160 Oudergem
    • Opening hours? Tuesday to Thursday from 1 - 5.30 PM, Friday from 4 - 8 PM.
    • More information on voot.be/velo.  

    Villo

    Do you need a bike in Brussels for only a short while? Use a Villo rental bike. You pick up a Villo bicycle from a Villo hub and leave it at another Villo hub, elsewhere in the city. Most Villo hubs are located near public transport stops.

    • Cost? €34,70 for an annual subscription, but thanks to the Villo-action of Br(ik you get a discount of 50%. Daycards (€1.60) or weekcards (€8.20) can be bought at the terminal at the Villo hub.

    You can find Villo-hubs close to campus on the following maps

    Swapfiets

    With a Swapfiets subscription, you never again have to worry about a broken bicycle. For a fixed monthly fee you get a Swapfiets ánd the guarantee it will always work.

    How does it work?

    • Order your swapfiets online and you will get it delivered for free. You can even decide where and when.
    • If your swapfiets breaks down or gets stolen, they will come to you to repair it or 'swap' it with a working one within 1 day.
    • Students pay a montly fee of 15 euros for the Swapfiets subscription.
    • Did your bike get stolen? If your bike was locked properly, you only pay 60 euros deductible. The remaining costs are covered by the cycle insurance of Swapfiets.
    • The termination period of the subscription is 1 month.

    More information on the Swapfiets website >>>

    Blue-bike

    Blue-bike, the blue rental bikes of railways, is available in 42 stations in Belgium. 

    An annual subscription costs 12 euros and a ride costs a maximum of 3.15 euros for the first 24 hours.

    Visit the website of Blue-bike for more inromation >>>

    Folding bikes to rent

    A biking hub (Fietspunt) rents out, maintains and repairs (folding) bikes.

    • Where? In train stations at Brussels Central, Brussels Luxembourg, Brussels Midi and Brussels North.
    • Cost? €15 per day, €8 per additional day, €45 per week and €24 per additional week.
    • Warranty? €50 warranty/bike, with a maximum of €350 if you rent multiple bikes
    • You can also rent the bikes per month or year.
    • More information can be found at fietsenwerk.be (Dutch and French only) then go to 'Fietspunten'.

    Free floating electric bikes and steps

    There are several free floating bike and step sharing systems in Brussel. Instead of returning the vehicles to a fixed location, you can park them on the public road.

    Bike repair

    Bike maintenance and repair possibilities.

    BikeTool

    Bike repair columns (bicyle pump and repair keys):

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: Esplanade, near to Student Information (building D) and at the bike shed near building K
    • Brussels Health Campus: main entrance building A

    Bike repair kit (tire patches and glue):

    • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: Student Information (building D, entrance hall)
    • Brussels Health Campus: reception Medical library

    Biking Hub Triomflaan

    The Biking Hub Atelier de la rue Voot is located near the Brussels Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus makes small and big bike-repairs.

    • Cost? On presentation of your student card, merely €5 (+cost of material) for small repairs and €8 for larger repairs. 
    • Other services? Purchasing of locks (€30), lights (€15) and engraving of your bike (free). 
    • Where? Triomflaan 40 – 1160 Oudergem
    • Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 1 - 5.30 PM, Friday from 4 - 8 PM (alternative opening hours during vacations).
    • More information on voot.be/velo (available in French only)

    Biking Hub Jette

    The Velofixer, a bicycle repairman who brings his mobile workshop, visits the Brussels Health Campus three times a year. You only pay for material costs (payment with bancontact is possible).

    If you want to be informed when the Velofixer drops by, contact the Mobility Manager.

    Comprehensive insurance for new bicycles

    Insurance packages have been launched on the Belgian market providing comprehensive insurance for newly purchased bicycles (sometimes up to a year after the invoice date).