Leuven offers a city site with a good mix of smaller and bigger employers located in the city center of just outside of the city center. The city center can be easily reached by public transport and more durable ways of transport (e.g. bicycle), but is quite hard to navigate through by car. The companies just outside the city center can be easily reached by public transport, but there are some main traffic roads, which makes these companies more accessible by car (in comparison to companies in the center).
Leuven wants to create a durable, cozy, car-free inner city core and is committed to the maximum for eco-friendly transport. That’s why the city promotes walking, cycling and public transport. All Leuven residents are motivated to move on a more durable, healthier, even cheaper way and in the end make them realize they can also do without a car.
The city of Leuven already is promoting carpooling with its residents. With CHUMS, we hope to boost this further and reach a large number of employees working in and around Leuven (starting with the selected companies). (Leuven even provides Carpoolparkings: at the motorway entrances and exits of the E40 and the E314.)