Brussels Belliard Street gives up one lane for two bike paths
The Brussels Belliard Street (Belliardstraat) will lose one lane as from May 12th. But both sides will get a protected one-way bicycle path instead. The new infrastructure has to relieve the amount of bicycle traffic in the parallel Wetstraat. Cyclists have asked for a safer solution for years.
No traffic congestion
Construction works for the bicycle paths have started this weekend and will continue the next two weekends.
Abandoning one lane should not cause traffic congestion, the new situation has been analyzed a few years ago. “Four lanes offer enough capacity”, concludes Mathias Dobbels, spokesman for Brussels Minister for Mobility, Pascal Smet (sp.a).