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Nails twice found scattered in bike path along Brussels Canal

14:57 10/03/2021

Someone has been scattering nails on the double bike lane on Quai des Charbonnages, along the Brussels Canal. Nails were already cleaned off the paths by cyclists at the weekend, and yesterday, the culprit struck again.

A cyclist who got a flat tyre from a nail on the path on Saturday alerted Bruzz to the situation. He said he was not the only one who got a flat.

“This was clearly not an accident,” the cyclist, Nils De Neubourg, told the paper. “Nails were strewn along the path for more than 100 metres.  It would seem to belong to a broader anti-cyclist sentiment we have seen among residents of Brussels.”

Nails were again found along the path yesterday, this time slightly further south. Cyclist Marjan Verachtert sent a photo of the nails to Bruzz, which she snapped around noon – the same time cyclists noted the nails a few days before.

When she cycled in the other direction a half hour later, she found even more nails and went to the police station located on the street. Police had been alerted at the weekend as well and so an officer requested footage from security cameras in the area. “The footage will surely lead to further investigation,” a spokesperson told Bruzz.

Photo courtesy Screen Brussels


Written by Lisa Bradshaw