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Have your say on Brussels’ new cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
The Brussels region is looking for feedback from citizens on the cycling infrastructure developed since the corona crisis began. A online survey has been launched to gauge reactions from all road users – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
The region created more cycle and pedestrian options during and after the lockdown for two reasons: to ease the pressure on public transport and to ensure that not everyone with a car turned to it to commute, further clogging Brussels arterials. The infrastructure was also created with social distancing in mind.
Additional cycle paths were created, including turning a car lane in Rue de la Loi into a cycle path. Additional space was devoted to pedestrians by blocking some streets to traffic.
“Since the start of the school year, we’ve noticed that these new networks are extremely busy, with the number of cyclists increasing by 87% on last year,” said Brussels mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt (Groen). “Now we want to systematically evaluate the quality of these new paths and decide if anything needs to be adjusted.”
The survey can be found on the Brussels Mobility website and is available in English, French and Dutch. Residents who are mobile in the areas affected by the new infrastructure and who are at least 13 years old are asked to fill out the survey. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.
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