Pascal Smet

Minister for Mobility & Public Works, Brussels Regional Government

Minister for Mobility & Public Works

Brussels Regional Government


As the Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Pascal Smet works diligently to foster sustainable urban development. His plan implies a new way of designing public space with a bigger emphasis on public transport and more space for cyclists and pedestrians. Minister Smet has said, “In 2004, I had to act like a bulldozer to make way for innovative ideas and to set things into motion. Today, the cranes can come, construction works can start. In 2003, some people nearly booed my suggestions to turn the central boulevards into a car-free zone. Look at where we stand today!”