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These are Belgium's 10 most traffic-clogged cities

09:58 04/06/2019

Brussels is Europe's 11th most congested city and has the worst traffic in Belgium, followed by Antwerp and Namur, according to the latest stats from TomTom.

Drivers in Brussels spend, on average, 37% longer getting to their destination than they would do if traffic was flowing freely, the figures show.

Antwerp scored 31% and Namur overtook Liège to become Wallonia's most traffic-heavy city, with 29%.

The satnav operator gathered data from 403 cities in 56 countries worldwide. Brussels, London and Paris all have similar levels of congestion - and the busiest streets in the Belgian capital were the Rue de la Loi and Rue du Trône.

The worst city in Europe was Moscow, where drivers should factor in an extra 56% of driving time to reach their destination, followed by Instanbul, Bucharest, Saint Petersburg and Kiev.

Worldwide, the most congested city was Mumbai, on 65%, followed by Bogota, Lima and New Delhi.

The Belgian top 10

Brussels - 37% (no change)
Antwerp - 31% (no change)
Namur - 29% (+10)
Leuven - 23% (+2)
Ghent - 20% (+1)
Liège - 20% (no change)
Kortrijk - 18% (+3)
Mons - 16% (-6)
Bruges - 15% (-1)
Charleroi - 12% (-2)

Photo: Thierry Roge/Belga

Written by The Bulletin



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Jun 4, 2019 12:49
Frank Lee

Meanwhile, our excellencies think that the solution to all this is to make it even more difficult to enter Brussels by car. It would be a good idea if they actively developed affordable and efficient alternatives at the same time, but this is Belgium, so... More traffic, more pollution, more stress...

Jun 4, 2019 15:34

Tax company cars properly, they are ridiculously over-subsidised to the detriment of everyone's health.

Public transport in and out of Brussels is reasonably priced but it should be given much more priority.

The dedicated bus lane along the E411 is an excellent example of what can be done without having to spend huge amounts on infrastructure.

Jun 6, 2019 11:08