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Give less space to cars on Rue de la Loi, petition says
Cyclists and pedestrians should be given more space on Brussels' Rue de la Loi - and the number of car lanes reduced - according to a new petition signed by more than 1,000 people.
Three cyclists' associations, Gracq, Fietsersbond and EUCG submitted the 1,086-name petition to Brussels mobility minister Pascal Smet on Tuesday.
They say the layout of the Rue de la Loi needs to be rethought. "There are four lanes for traffic, alongside which cyclists and pedestrians must share a very narrow pavement," a Gracq spokeswoman said. "In peak times it's far from ideal."
Last summer, about 400 people occupied part of the street in a "citizens' picnic" calling for a fairer distribution of the available space.
Brussels Mobility handed out 100 gifts to cyclists on the Rue de la Loi on Tuesday, where a counting station positioned near the Maelbeek road bridge since last September has just recorded its 100,000th cyclist.