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Desperate residents paint own pedestrian crossing
The police are not amused by a pedestrian crossing painted on Rue Masui in Brussels-City, near the canal. The crossing was painted on the street by the residents themselves.
The action was taken late last year when an 83-year-old man was hit by a car when he was crossing the street. Residents had been trying to get the city to put a crossing on the street and took matters into their own hands following the accident.
The street is lengthy and runs several blocks in more than one place without a cross street. Therefore, there are no pedestrian crossings.
“The City of Brussels has not make a single effort to this day, even though since that accident, several more have occurred in this life-threatening street,” wrote the citizens’ group 1000/0 on its Facebook page.
Bruzz contacted the police, who said that the hand-painted crossing is not legal. Only the city can approve and order a crossing to be painted on a street. Anyone caught doing so on their own faces a fine.
Photo courtesy citizen’s collective 1000/0