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200 naked cyclists call for better bike safety
Two-hundred naked cyclists pedalled the streets of Brussels on Saturday in a demonstration calling for better protection.
The 12th edition of the Cyclonudista ride set off from the Square Frère-Orban in the EU district with the aim of highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists on the city's traffic-clogged streets.
"There have recently been a lot of accidents involving cyclists," said organiser Jérôme Jolibois. "Often the driver of the car or truck involved hadn't seen the bike. By cycling naked, drivers can't ignore us."
He added: "Pedestrians and cyclists should have priority over cars - but the opposite happens. It's time for policymakers to make the necessary adjustments to road infrastructure. We need more - and safer - cycle paths."