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Plan to make Avenue Louise greener and safer
Brussels wants to make Avenue Louise greener, safer and quieter with an urban makeover.
A strategic feasibility study to this end will be launched this autumn by Brussels Mobility, Bruzz reports.
Avenue Louise, once a calm tree-lined avenue, has slipped into a busy thoroughfare since the 1950s.
“We now want to rectify that historic mistake of the 1950s and transform Avenue Louise once again from a conduit for car traffic into a liveable and pleasant place,” said mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt (Groen).
“Greener, safer, quieter and if possible also without tunnels and with real bicycle streets.”
A study bureau specialised in mobility was appointed to develop a strategic vision for Avenue Louise.
The aim is to examine possible paths for the redevelopment with a balance between the residential, connection and transport functions of the street.
Various scenarios for the future of the Bailli and Vleurgat tunnels will also be examined.
The planning will start this autumn and take place in consultation with the municipalities concerned and with various bodies such as Stib, the fire brigade, the police, Bruxelles Environnement and Bruxelles Propreté.
Once the strategic guidelines for Avenue Louise have been determined, work can begin on a more detailed redevelopment study that local residents and merchants will be involved in.