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Cut Brussels ring speed limit to 90kph, says mayor
A uniform 90kph speed limit should be be imposed on all of the Brussels ring road to reduce accidents, traffic jams and pollution, according to the mayor of Vilvoorde.
Hans Bonte said the current regulations were confusing motorists and causing stop-start traffic.
Most of the ring has a 120kph speed limit, but this drops to 90kph on the Vilvoorde viaduct and 70kph on a 13km stretch through Forest and Drogenbos due to lighting replacement works.
"A more uniform regulation of speed is not only more understandable for the motorist, it also allows a better traffic flow and a reduction of CO2 emissions," he said.
Meanwhile, the Brussels government is expected on Thursday to confirm the planned demolition of the Herrmann-Debroux viaduct, where the E411 motorway enters Brussels.
It will be replaced with an "urban boulevard" running from Rouge Cloître to Delta, with two lanes in each direction and a 50kph speed limit.
Tram line 8 would be extended to Rouge-Cloître, where a park-and-ride facility would be built. A public inquiry into the changes is expected in the autumn.