Brussels inner city largely car-free from August – brusselstimes.com
The Brussels Times
Friday, 18 February 2022
By Lauren Walker
Brussels during Car Free Sunday. Credit: Orlando Whitehead
The City of Brussels located within the small ring road will become a low traffic zone from 16 August in favour of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport with the ambition of creating a more livable environment in the heart of the region.
The Brussels College of Councillors approved the new circulation plan for the “Vijfhoek (Pentagon) and aims to use one-way streets and traffic filters to keep out unnecessary transit traffic (which accounts for 42% of today’s vehicles), without isolating the various neighbourhoods, including Sablon, the Royal quarter and the Marolles, among others.
“The circulation plan will have a positive impact on both traffic safety and the accessibility of the Vijfhoek,” Bart Dhondt, city councillor for mobility, who proposed the plan, said.