New pedestrian area in city centre postponed until next year

New pedestrian area in city centre postponed until next year
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Due to the delayed delivery of building materials, the start of works to transform Boulevard Adolphe Max into the latest pedestrian area in the heart of Brussels, scheduled for October, has been delayed until February next year.

As part of the development of large-scale pedestrian zones in the centre of Brussels, the Government of the Brussels-Capital granted a building permit to the City of Brussels to expand works in other areas, which included the redevelopment of Boulevard Adolphe Max, connecting Place De Brouckère to Place Rogier.

However, the works for the renovation project, which were expected to start last month, have been postponed until February 2023, because of a delay in the supplies of necessary materials, Le Soir reported on Wednesday.

Authorities have used this postponement to organise an information session with the neighbourhood's residents and traders in January 2023 to discuss the changes that will be made.

The works to transform the area will see the space for cars being reduced, new trees being planted, and wide blue stone pavements being laid out in line with the city's urban development policy Good Living.

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"This will continue the positive momentum of transforming Brussels into a city for people," State Secretary for Urbanism Pascal Smet, who developed the regional planning regulations, said.

Meanwhile, the City of Brussels' Councillor for Town Planning Ans Persoons stated that a landscaping project, with evolving green zones dependent on seasons, will be built, filling the space that was previously occupied by cars.

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