Who is Hajo Beeckman?
Traffic in Belgium is often in a mess. Your daily guide through the traffic jams on Flemish roads is VRT traffic anchor Hajo Beeckman. From a privileged position, he also follows the latest trends in mobility at VRT NWS. The corona and energy crises temporarily relieved some pressure on the transport system, but since 2023 we have already been stuck in traffic jams longer than in the years before the pandemic.
And that will clash with European climate goals, which require us to electrify or switch to hydrogen, drive cars less, live closer together and use bicycles or public transport more often.
In his lectures, Hajo takes a critical look at the stream of proposals with which Belgian and Flemish policymakers and analysts want to achieve those goals. Will we achieve them at all? Will they solve traffic jams? What works? And who is selling nonsense? Why shouldn't ships and planes emit less? In an often emotional and polarized debate, he looks for rational solutions.
Hajo Beeckman was a very likeable speaker. He was also very accessible before and after his presentation, and spent a long time talking to our members.
Lions Club Pajottenland