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€500,000 boost for cycling projects in Brussels
Four projects that aim to encourage the development of cycling in Brussels have been awarded a share of more than €500,000 in funding.
The Bikes in Brussels Fund, which is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, was created last year to support cycling initiatives by assocciations, public authorities and public-private partnerships in the capital.
Among the beneficiaries is the VeloSchool project in Saint-Gilles, which will turn 20 streets into areas where bicycles have priority over motor vehicles. The project will also purchase dozens of bicycles that will be used for cycling initiation courses at all of the municipality's primary schools.
Schaerbeek town council will receive a grant to purchase and install 50 additional bike storage boxes, where cyclists can securely park their bike near their home. Jette will receive financial support to build a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge.
The fourth beneficiary is the Royal Uccle Sport hockey and tennis club, which plans to install parking space for 60 bikes and launch an awareness campaign among members, encouraging them to make more trips on two wheels.