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Brussels approves €2 million for new cycle paths and parking

15:51 20/12/2019

Brussels regional government has approved some 40 projects to improve cycle infrastructure. The government has made €2 million available for the projects, according to mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt.

Infrastructure works will include more cycle paths, parking and improved traffic circulation for cyclists. “We want to encourage people to choose alternatives, and a key alternative is the bicycle,” said Van den Brandt. “So we need to accommodate cyclists with more parking options, safer paths and more accessible cycle paths and pavements. We even want to provide repair kits.”

More than half of the €2 million budget will go to new cycle paths in nine municipalities, including Molenbeek, Uccle and Schaerbeek. The repair kits will be available to cyclists along paths and will include pumps, light tools and materials to repair tyre punctures.

“We want to break down the barriers to cycling as much as possible,” said Van den Brandt.

Photo: Jonas Hamers/BELGA

Written by Lisa Bradshaw