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Supporting the Brussels driver community

September 27, 2021 / Belgium

The taxi and LVC sector in Brussels has been waiting for a reform for seven years. The Brussels government repeatedly promised to draft a reform. Last March, it promised that a reform would be delivered by Summer. We are now in the fall and no reform has been introduced. 

This reform is crucial to update current regulations and safeguard the work of more than 2,000 independent drivers. Indeed, current LVC regulations were drafted in 1995 and include very outdated measures such as the prohibition for drivers to use a smartphone. As a result, drivers who use the Uber app to drive you to your destination receive fines and risk having their vehicles taken away. This is not acceptable in 2021.

As you can imagine, this situation generates a lot of concerns among drivers. They fear for their work and are worried for their future. 

Without a reform now, as a rider, you may not have the same mobility opportunities as today anymore.

Because of this, next Thursday  (September 30), drivers will come together again and speak up for themselves with the hope that the Government will finally deliver on its promise to reform. 

We stand by the 2000 independent drivers who use the Uber app.

This is why, at drivers’ request and in solidarity with them, we have decided to temporarily pause  the Uber app in Brussels on September 30 between 8:30 and 11:30 am

This means that it will not be possible for you to request a ride through the Uber app. 

This measure is exceptional and unprecedented in Europe. It is in line with the seriousness and urgency of the situation in Brussels. We stand by drivers who want to secure the future of your mobility in Brussels.

We would like to advise you to plan your travel well in advance and hope for your understanding.

Together, let’s save mobility in Brussels.